One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
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He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
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
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill