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 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
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
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.