Read inspirational quotes from some of the top business, leadership and management minds.
“The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ -a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’.”
"He who has learned how to obey will know how to command."
"To 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."
"The 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."
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.
"Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise."
"To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'"
"Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."