It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
Leaders who want to show sensitivity should listen often and long and talk short and seldom. Many so-called leaders are too busy to listen. True leaders know that time spent listening is well invested.
The only prerequisites to leadership are that you remain positive, calm, and open-minded.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
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.
To add value to others, one must first value others.
Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common
to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Leaders are like gardeners ... As leaders we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success but for cultivating the success of the next generation.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Education is the mother of leadership.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
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