The best leaders are masters of articulating an appropriate vision of the future. They have the ability to see things not yet there and relay that vision to others. -- Dale Brown

Your first and foremost job as a leader is to raise your own energy level and then to help orchestrate the energies of those around you. - Peter Drucker

Example is leadership. - Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. - Sam Walton

He that would be a leader must be a bridge. - Welsh Proverb

You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

I've got to follow them - I am their leader. - Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive. - Joe Batten

The job of leadership today is not just to make money. It's to make meaning. - John Seely Brown

Effective leaders are not preachers, they are doers. - Peter Drucker

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. - John C. Maxwell

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. - Tom Peters

Leaders don't make excuses for inaction. They are first movers and early adopters. They make things happen. - W. Bennis, G. M. Spreitzer & T. G. Cummings

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. - Faye Wattleton

Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. - Lance Morrow

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leaders tap into the emotions of their people by getting excited themselves. - Brian Tracy

It is that confidence in the leadership of that man or woman who guides, that enables people to forget the perils of the journey and the darkness of the night. - Jerome A. Waterman

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. - Vance Packard

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. - Dolly Parton

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. - Barnard Montgomery

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. - Walter Lippmann

Leadership is the practical application of character. - Richard Meinertzhagen

See and think of yourself as a leader and then do what leaders do. Dare to go forward. - Brian Tracy

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. - Harold S. Geneen

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. - Max De Pree

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. - Theodore Hesburgh

Leaders must be seen to be up front, up to date, up to their job and up early in the morning. - Marcus Sieff

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. - Wayne Lukas

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says 'Go!' - a leader says 'Let's go!' - E.M Kelly

Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision, and the horizonc - Doug Firebaugh

Managers help people to see themselves as they are. Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are. - Jim Rohn

Leadership is convincing people they can do something they shouldn't be able to do. - Al Roberts

The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. - Amos Parrish

A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. - Rosalynn Carter

You cannot be a leader and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. - Sam Rayburn

Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself. - Brian Tracy

The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome. - John Haggai

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. - Lao Tzu

Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. - Bill Bradley

Leadership must be demonstrated, not announced. - Fran Tarkenton

Leaders are people we as followers want to regard with awe as the fullest flowering of our own possibilities. - Gail Sheehy

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. - George Van Valkenburg

A leader's job is to make it easy to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.

General Eisenhower used to demonstrate the art of leadership with a simple piece of string. He'd put it on a table and say: Pull it and it'll follow wherever you wish. Push it and it will go nowhere at all. It's just that way when it comes to leading people.

Good leaders guide the willing and persuade the stubborn.

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.