Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.
If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
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