You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Become a coach, not a king. A coach brings out the best in others, helping them to reach deep down and discover their potential. A king only gives commands.
Most managers are not good leaders, and their management failures have created a justifiable cynicism about attempts to practice good leadership. Dr. Jack Enter
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. Harry S. Truman
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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.