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 your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Education is the mother of leadership.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
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.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.