Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
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.
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Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.