Leaders must be tough enough to fight, tender enough to cry, human enough to make mistakes, humble enough to admit them, strong enough to absorb the pain, and resilient enough to bounce back and keep on moving.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group. There is much less competition.
Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame,
a little less than his share of the credit.
Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.
Leadership is a combination of strategy and character.
If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach
beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem
before it becomes an emergency.
Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.