No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
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.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not 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