It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
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.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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.