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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
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.
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.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.