There is a big difference between leader and manager. There are plenty of interesting details written on this subject on the internet. In a recent presentation on leadership of one of the organizations I have presented a few of the quotes on the leadership subject to them. The leadership quotes were very much appreciated by the team so I am writing them over here.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
~ Nelson Mandela
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
~ Peter Drucker
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
~ Arnold H. Glasow
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
~ Ray Kroc
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
~ Alexander the Great
Leadership is solving problems. 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 or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
~ Colin Powell
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
~ Sam Walton
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
A leader is a dealer in hope.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Leave a comment with your favorite quote in the comments section.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)