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Qualities Of A Leader: How To Go from "Good Manager" To "Great Leader"

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Management controls people by pushing them in the right direction; leadership motivates them by satisfying basic human needs.

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The goal of leadership is to motivate and create necessary change.

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Classic quotes about the qualities of a leader:

  • “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” — Henry Kissinger
  • “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” — John Maxwell
  • “A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” — General Montgomery

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Everyday leadership is about emotional motivation, not punishment or financial compensation.

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Army's definition of leadership: Leadership is influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.

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