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.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
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
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.