Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
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
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.