Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
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
Education is the mother of leadership.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.