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
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.