The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
If there is anything I would like to be remembered for it is that
I helped people understand that leadership is helping other people grow and succeed.
To repeat myself, leadership is not just about you. It's about them
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
Earn your leadership every day.
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: 'We've always done it that way'
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others.
The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.
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