Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
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
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Education is the mother of leadership.