The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Good leaders must first become good servants.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
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.
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 task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
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.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
What you can't enforce, do not command.
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do." (Leroy Eims)
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst.
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