Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader is best is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

Today's president, CEO or managing director needs to be a disruptive influence with imagination, vision, and courage to lead the organization into new and dangerous territory. The leader must be an entrepreneurial driver who can inspire the team to boldly venture into uncharted lands.

Paul Sloane

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.

Carl Von Clausewitz

Leading a big company means never allowing a company to take itself too seriously.

Jack Welch

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John C. Maxwell

Vision is everything for a leader. It is utterly indispensable. Why? Because vision leads the leader. It paints the target. It sparks and fuels the fire within, and draws him forward. It is also the fire lighter for others who follow that leader. Show me a leader without vision, and Iíll show you someone who isnít going anywhere. At best, he is traveling in circles.

John C Maxwell

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max DePree

Without the vision of a goal, a man cannot manage his own life, much less the lives of others.

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Genghis Khan

You don't need all the glory. If you let others take the credit, it makes them feel like they're part of something special.

Ralph Roberts

My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.

Steve Jobs

No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the success of those under him.

W.A. Nanc

Never ask others to do what you, if challenged, would not be willing to do yourself.


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Napoleon Bonaparte

Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.

Stephen R. Covey

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

Only do what only you can do.

Andy Stanley

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Bill Gates