Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
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 good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.