I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
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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.