A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh