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