In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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
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.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.