Good leaders must first become good servants.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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 competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
What you can't enforce, do not command.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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.
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
A leader leads by example not by force.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
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