If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
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.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
To lead people, walk behind them.
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.
As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
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