There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
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A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
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.
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