Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
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.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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