"A title and position do not guarantee performance and productivity." "The greatest display of leadership is service." "Until you are willing to die for what you are living for, you cannot become a true leader." "The leader should not be motivated by, or greedy for money." "Leaders are men of faith, for faith is vision." "Leadership demands a commitment of service to others, a placing of the needs of others above our own." "If you are not willing to stand alone in your vision, not many will be willing to stand with you." "It is better to be criticized for action than to be ignored for non-action." "Leadership is lonely, because to lead means you must be out in front, ahead of the followers." "No true leader can expect to live a normal life as other people do." "Leaders belong to their generation and not to themselves." "If you do not want to be criticized, then decide to do nothing in life." "A leaders who knows who he is does not depend on others to validate his sense of self-worth." "True leaders never forget from whence they came, and live to bring others to where they are." One of the greatest dangers to leaders is the temptation to measure all others by oneself." "The true leader does not measure his success by comparing himself with others, but with his own purpose and vision."
My response: Now as I grow older, I pay less attention to what black folks say. I just watch what they do. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher