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Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.

Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

Leadership is developed daily, not in a day.

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Leadership is influence.

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.

Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work. See quote detail

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.


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