We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
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.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
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.
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother?
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
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.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
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