To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
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.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.
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.
To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.
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