Most people who want to get ahead do it backward. They think, 'I'll get a bigger job, then I'll learn how to be a leader.' But showing leadership skill is how you get the bigger job in the first place. Leadership isn't a position, it's a process.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
If you don t know where you are, a map won't help.
The only real training for leadership is leadership.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
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