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
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.