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.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.
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.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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 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.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born...
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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