If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
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.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
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.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
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 first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
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