A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
When a new CEO comes, make sure you send him a visiting card to say, ‘Sir, I’m with you’.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow women.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t!
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A leader is a dealer in hope.
You’re only as good as the people you hire.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.
Martin Luther King Jr
(This story appears in the 01 November, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)