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The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
Leadership is not a position. You are not a leader because you have the title of manager. Leadership is something that we earn from followers on a day to day basis.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?
Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
Leadership is action, not position.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
Education is the mother of leadership.
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.
The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
When we think we lead we are most led.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
To lead people walk behind them.
It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction. The WORKERS are chopping their way through the jungle. The MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc. The LEADERS climb a tree and shout Wrong jungle!! The MANAGERS shout back Be quiet! We're making progress!
Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
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.
The penalty of leadership is loneliness.

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