A leader is a dealer in hope.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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Earn your leadership every day.