A Leader is one who influences others to follow after him to a common cause or purpose and possesses the character which inspires their confidence.
A person who has subordinates but no followers is referred to as a manager with resources to be managed; a person with followers to be led is a Leader.
Leaders are not born but made
Trustworthiness is a product of character (who you are) and competence (what you can do). A foundation of trust!
There are four types of people in the world: those who watch things happen, those who let things happen, those who ask what happened, and those who make things happen.
Leaders are individuals who have declared independence from the expectation of others.
A True Leader is one who discovers himself, his purpose for living and commits to exploring and expressing himself fully to the glory of God.
A Leader doesn’t attempt to make everyone else over his image; rather, his deep desire is to help them discover themselves and deploy their abilities, talents, gifts and potentials.
A Leader’s function is to provide an environment that fosters mutual respect and builds a complementary and cohesive team where each unique strength is made productive and weakness is made irrelevant.
Curled from the book: Becoming a Leader by Myles Munroe.