A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader,
a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.
The difference between a good leader and a great leader is humility.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologise than it is to get permission.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
A leader leads by example not by force.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
Good leaders must first become good servants.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
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