Buy-in

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

— John C. Maxwell

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The Way

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

— John C. Maxwell

Ought To Be

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

— Rosalynn Carter

Good Leader

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

— John C. Maxwell

Recognize

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

— Arnold Glasow

Best Executive

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Title

You don’t need a title to be a leader.

— Mark Sanborn

Go There

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.

— Seth Godin

Lead

Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.

— Ross Perot

Front Line

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

— Nelson Mandela