A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.
You want to be commander-in-chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it's not politically convenient.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten,' he does not say 'My men were beaten.'
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.
Get the hell out of my way!
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
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