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.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
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
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh