People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
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.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
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.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper