I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
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.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
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.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.