A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
A leader is a dealer in hope.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
The cautious seldom err.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
John H. Johnson
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
J. P. Morgan
What helps people, helps business.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
Chester W. Nimitz
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
You're only as good as the people you hire.
I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
J. P. Morgan
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
Harvey S. Firestone
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.