A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.
The difference between a good leader and a great leader is humility.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader,
a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
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.
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.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
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