Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.
Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
~Peter F. Drucker~
Leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him....But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did it ourselves.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
Leadership is action, not position
~Donald H. McGannon~
The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.
~James L. Fisher~
A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves