A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
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
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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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.