One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
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.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.