Whatever you are, be a good one.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
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.
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
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.