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.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
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.
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.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
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.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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