People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
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.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
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.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
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.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
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