Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them
The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.
Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
Companies which get misled by their own success are sure to be blind sided.