The more you can be authentic, the happier you're going to be, and life will work itself around that.
Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
It's only after you've stepped outside of your comfort zone that you being to change, grow and transform.
If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the oganization gets pulled up with you.
You are the leader of You, Inc., and your success—however you define it—depends on how well you invest in yourself by thinking and acting like a business.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
I learned that things are never as complicated as we imagine them to be. It is only our arrogance which seeks to find complicated answers to simple problems.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talends. A good leaders will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
A person who wants to lead the orchestra must turn their back on the crowd.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
It's fine to celebrate success but it's more important to heed the lessons of failure
There is no invesment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.
A leader is best when people barely know they exist. When the work is done, the aim fulfilled, the people will say: We did it ourselves.
The things we fear most in organizations--fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances--are the primary sources of creativity.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
Leaders don't inflict pain, they share pain
If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time leading yourself--your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, and conduct.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to list to the needs of others.
To add value to others, one must first value others
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
Create an environment where every employee can bring their whole self to work and not just make a living but also have a life.
We all have differences. Not talking about it is not acceptable. Silence is not an approach that works: it's the conversations that really matter.