Quotes in leadership
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
You can't command people to do their best; they can only command that of themselves.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.
There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out.
Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.
Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?