The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
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.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
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.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
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