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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.