Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
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All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.