1. 10

    The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.

    207
  2. 9

    Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

    228
  3. 8

    Every organization needs to be introspective, transparent, and honest with itself. This only works if everyone is unified on the goals and purposes of the organization and there is trust within the team. High-performing, successful organizations build cultures of introspection and trust and never lose sight of their purpose.

    272
  4. 7

    If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

    285
  5. 6

    None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.

    306
  6. 5

    Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered.

    317
  7. 4

    A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

    327
  8. 3

    Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.

    366
  9. 2

    Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

    508
  10. 1

    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

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  11. Last Update: 25 October 2021

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