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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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.

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Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian political philosopher and statesman.

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

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I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

The right man comes at the right time.

Italian proverb

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) U.S. short-story writer and poet.

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