"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality"
"Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it"
"The new leader is one who commits people to action, who converts followers into leaders, and who may convert leaders into agents of change"
"You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future"
"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that's nonsense. In fact the opposite is true. Leaders are made."
"Leadership ... is something that can be learned by anyone, taught to everyone and denied to no one."
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult."
"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
"There is a profound difference between information and meaning."
"Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work."
"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
"The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why."
"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it."
"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."