Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.