The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
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.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
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.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower