If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.
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.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
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