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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh