Your Actions

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams


Clear Strengths

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.

— John Zenger


Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

— Colin Powell

First Things First

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

— Stephen Covey

Growing Others

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

— Jack Welch

Influencing Another

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.

— John C. Maxwell


Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

— John C. Maxwell

The Great Teacher

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

— William Arthur Ward


Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

— Albert Schweitzer

Let Them Surprise You

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George Patton