The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Leaders grow; they are not made.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.
I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you've got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason
If you think you're a leader and you turn around and no one is following you, then you're simply out for a walk.
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
The essence of leadership is making up your own mind and then being able to take other people with you.
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Surround yourself with the best people and then get out of their way. Give them a chance to exceed your expectations and they usually will.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.
If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy.
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