Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
Everyone has influence, no matter what your personality type or career, no matter whether you are rich or poor, married or single, young or old. The question is nto whether or not you have influence, but what you will do with the influence you have.
You never diminish yourself when you praise another.
Leadership means getting people to think, believe, see and do what they might not have without you. It means possessing the vision to set the right goal. It means being aware of the fears and anxieties felt by those you lead even as you urge them to overcome those fears.
Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal.
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Dad’s words, ‘Run your own race,’ have been a real touchstone for me. When I’m trying to figure out what to do at a crossroads, I think, ‘Is this my race I’m running, or somebody else’s?’
Leadership is getting someone to do something that they wouldn’t have done until you encouraged them to do it.
Getting people to follow orders is not leading! A true leader inspires people to do their best.
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.