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.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
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.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
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.
Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.
A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
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.'
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
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.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
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