The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
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