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.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
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.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
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.
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