Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
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.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.