If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Good leaders must first become good servants.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert B. Swope
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore M. Hesburgh
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy.
Leadership is action, not position.
Donald H. McGannon
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves.
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by.
Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself – your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.