Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
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
Education is the mother of leadership.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.