We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
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A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.