Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.