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

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

Lead

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

— Ross Perot

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

Simplifiers

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

— Colin Powell