The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
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.
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 great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.