To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
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.
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
A leader leads by example not by Force.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless ... someone's got to make a wake up call.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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