My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.