It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
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
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.