If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
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.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
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.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
J. P. Morgan
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Example is leadership.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
High expectations are the key to everything.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Leadership, leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen
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.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
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