Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.