Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.
I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn’t very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.