You don’t need a title to be a leader.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.