Do not follow where the path may lead.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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!
Earn your leadership every day.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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.
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
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.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
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.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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