True Leaders do not manipulate others they INSPIRE them.
Leadership is not a matter of authority, it is a matter of influence. A true leader teaches others to understand more, motivates them to be more and inspires them to become more.
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
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 is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do 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.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
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