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Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Thomas Paine

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with
people.
Indira Gandhi

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli

A leader is not necessarily one who knows the way but one who thinks he knows the way.
Jewish proverb

A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the
determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.
Ronald Reagan

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
Brian Tracy

To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is
necessary to follow, in order to lead.
William Hazlitt

To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

Groups follow the most charismatic person, even though there is no correlation between
being a good speaker and having great ideas.
Susan Cain

Much talking does not make you a leader.
African proverb, Uganda

Leaders aren't born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard
work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vince Lombardi

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy

One who has conquered himself is worthy of leadership.
Chinese proverb

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Ovid

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he
wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it
out.
Stephen R. Covey

The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
Ferdinand Foch

The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold,
but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not
arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.
Jim Rohn

The true leader is always led.
Carl Jung

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others
to follow.
Vince Lombardi

A leader... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead,
whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Nelson Mandela

Example is leadership.
Albert Schweitzer

Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.
Vince Lombardi

He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Benjamin Franklin

Leadership is the art of getting other people to run with your idea as if it were their own.
Harry Truman

Being a leader isn't about being liked. It's about doing what's right.
Robin Sharma

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.
Jim Rohn

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding, must undergo the danger of
trusting.
George Savile

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the
credit.
Arnold H. Glasow

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the
boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I was the general in the war to save Chrysler... I began by reducing my own salary to $1.00
a year. Leadership means setting an example. When you find yourself in a position of
leadership, people follow your every move.
Lee Iacocca

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell

The job of the leader is to develop more leaders.
Robin Sharma

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