It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
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