No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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
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.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.