Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
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.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.