Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
I definitely wanted to earn my freedom. But the primary motivation wasn't making money, but making an impact.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
We know not where our dreams will take us, but we can probably see quite clearly where we'll go without them.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with the important matters.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I'. . . . This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
To paraphrase W. Somerset Maugham, "There are three rules for creating good leaders. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.