A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.