True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
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.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
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
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.