Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do but to achieve what they want to achieve.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.
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.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.
Remember this: Anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.
Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.
Teams make you better than you are, multiply your value, enable you to do what you do best, allow you to help others do their best, give you more time, provide you with companionship, help you fulfill the desires of your heart and compound your vision and effort.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate but rather a flame which is kept burning in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
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