not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
(also attributed to Emerson and others)
the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the
flock to fly and follow. - Chinese Proverb
The art of getting someone else to do something you
want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
go the people.
I must follow them for I am their leader.
chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts
great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
While a good leader sustains momentum, a great leader increases it.
John C. Maxwell
general is just as good or just as bad as the troops
under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
to see things backwards, inside
out, and upside down.
John Heider, Tao of Leadership
are governed only by serving them; the rule is without
real leader has no need to lead--
he is content to point the way.
known for pleasing others, espcecially if you govern
them...Ruling others has one advantage: you can do more
good than anyone else.
Resist your time - take a foothold outside of it.
to the people. Learn from them. Live with them.
Start with what they know. Build with what they have.
The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task
is accomplished, the people will say we have done it
leader is a dealer in hope.
on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your
star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't
take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your
own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding
is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the
mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination
with the right motive, are the levers that move the
is always room for a man of force and he makes room
for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best
heads among them take the best places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
willing to make decisions. That's the most important
quality in a good leader.
George S. Patton
In governing, don't try to control.
Tao Te Ching
art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very
easy to say yes.
people follow the example of those above them.
who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander.
ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Christian Leadership World)
one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and
they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Big Dog's Quotes)
there is no vision, the people perish.
untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general,
while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry W. Longfellow
does not always wear the harness of compromise.
greater a man is in power above others, the more he
ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern
who is not better than the governed.
time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives,
stop thinking and go in.
bold onset is half the battle.
power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who
wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
be a great leader and so always master of the situation,
one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action.
An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find
the means to carry it out.
man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes
a ruler than mercy.
man is good enough to govern another man without that
you cannot enforce /
Do not command.
general can fight his battles alone. He must depend
upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his
ability to select the right man for the right place.
do great things is difficult; but to command great things
is more difficult.
is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot
rule himself. (Absurdum
est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
him who would be moved to convince others, be first
moved to convince himself.
good general not only sees the way to victory; he also
knows when victory is impossible.