Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
If you get too far in front of your troops, you start looking like the enemy.
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The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. Leadership and Adversity
A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.
The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela and The Language of Leaders.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
If your leadership is ample, you will be a great example.
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' - a leader says, 'Let's go!'
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
To lead people walk behind them.
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;
leadership is defined by results not attributes.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
A community is like the ones who govern it.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
A leader has been defined as one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.
Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The right man comes at the right time.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country.
It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Leaders are readers.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.