A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
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.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
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.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.