The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”

— Walter Lippmann

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

— Winston Churchill

When you come into the presence of a leader of men, you know that you have come into the presence of fire — that it is best not uncautiously to touch that man — that there is something that makes it dangerous to cross him.”

— Woodrow Wilson

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 Drucker

Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.”

— Warren Bennis

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

— George Bernard Shaw

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”

— Norman Schwarzkopf

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?”

— Max De Pree

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

— Stephen R. Covey

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

— John D. Rockefeller

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.”

— Unknown

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

— John 10:27