Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
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.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
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