I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
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
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
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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.
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