Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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 am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.