Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
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.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
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
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.