The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
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.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.