Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.