If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
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.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.