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
Pleasurable Leadership By Famous Leaders quotations
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.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality;
the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
You must unite your constituents around a common cause and connect with them as human beings.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
A group of donkeys lead by a lion can defeat a group of lions lead by a donkey.
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do." (Leroy Eims)