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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
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.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.