Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
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
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.