Read inspirational quotes from some of the top business, leadership and management minds.
"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives."
"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group."
"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a "transformer" in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader."
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
"Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership.Always keep your word."
"The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; The leader says "WE". The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, "GO"; the leader says "LET'S GO!"
"You will never be a leader unless you first learn to follow and be led."
"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. -- (in Six Ways To Empower Others)