I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.
A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.
A leader leads by example not by force.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
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