If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
If you believe in what you're doing, you'll be successful.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
Make your top managers rich and they will make you rich.
Focus on a few key objectives ... I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I'm really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
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