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.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
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.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.