Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.~ Peter Drucker
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ~Theodore RooseveltThe task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works.~Colonel Dandridge M. Malone
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.~Admiral Arleigh A. Burke
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
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone. ~Harry Truman
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.~John Quincy Adams
A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.~David R. Gergen
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.~ Peter F. Drucker