Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire the power to inspire others to follow.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
Great leaders.... motivate large groups of individuals to improve the human condition.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement.
Leadership is not magnetic personality - that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people" - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
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