If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless... someone's got to make a wake up call.
The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.