Earn your leadership every day.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
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 art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
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.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
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