If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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 final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
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.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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