Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
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
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
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.