Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.
Leadership must be established from the top down.
Leadership is a noble calling. In addtion to meeting well-defined strategic objectives, leaders must also help their organizations make meaningful contributions to social issues, economic growth, and political stability. That's why effective organizational leadership plays a vital role in shaping our world.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there
Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Leadership has been defined as the ability to hide your panic from others
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.
Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.
Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.
We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership.