Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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.
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.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Earn your leadership every day.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
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