A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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.
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.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
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.
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