A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader,
a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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