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Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.
There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
If you have fear of those that command you, spare those that obey you.
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
When placed in command -- take charge.
It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there.
Never do that by proxy which you can do yourself.
The person who has no enemies has no followers.
Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears, and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
Impatience is the cause of most of our irregularities and extravagances Command by obeying.
That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
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.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, We did it ourselves.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
Leaders create an environment which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided.
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
There are no office hours for leaders.
I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.
The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities...
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.

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