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.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher