Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
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.
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 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.
What you can't enforce, do not command.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
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