Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
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.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell