The great difference between the real leader and the pretender is that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present; the one lives by the day, and acts upon expediency; the other acts on enduring principles and for the immortality.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
Laurence J. Peter
Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.
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.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone's following you.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate. When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves".
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