When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight Eisenhower

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. – Robert E. Lee

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off. – LtG. Hal Moore

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn’t dance. – Miyagi: character in movie The Next Karate Kid

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have. – Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George S. Patton

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? – Benjamin Disraeli

Lead, follow, or get out of the way. – Thomas Paine

The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. – Adolf Hitler

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. – John Wooden

Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. – Anonymous

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. – Theodore Hesburgh

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action. – Unknown

When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams, you can enroll the world. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – Jack Welch

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