“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” - Walter Lippmann , US journalist, writing about U.S. President Roosevelt

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), U.S. Republican President.

The real leader has no need to lead—he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller, U.S. author.

“The leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go on ahead, whereas the others follow, not realising all along that they are being directed from behind. There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.” - Nelson Mandela, “The Long Walk to Freedom”.

“Of a good leader, when his task is finished, his goal achieved, they will say, “We did this ourselves.” - Lao-Tse, Chinese Philosopher, 600 BC.

“Leadership is the ability to obtain followers.” - James C. Georges, ParTraining Corporation.

“Leadership is one of the things you cannot delegate. You either exercise it, or you abdicate it.” - Robert Goizueta, Chief Executive of Coca-Cola

Christian Leadership Quotes from the Bible: "Authority is the right to lead and power is the ability to lead."

So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” - Jesus, Mark 10:42-45

Dear brothers and sisters, when I first came to you I didn’t use lofty words and brilliant ideas to tell you God’s message. And my message and my preaching were very plain. I did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy Spirit was powerful among you. - Paul, 1 Corinthians 2:1-4

Care for the flock of God entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your good example. - Peter, 1 Peter 5:2-3

C.S.Lewis and Scenes from Narnia