Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell
A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.
John C. Maxwell
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership is action, not position.
Donald H. McGannon
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.
Stephen R. Covey
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.