Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
Power isn't control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
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.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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