A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
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
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
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.
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