My favorite leadership proverb is: He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.
James C. Georges, of the ParTraining Corporation, said it quite effectively in a recent interview with Executive Communications: “What is leadership? Remove for a moment the moral issues behind it, and there is only one definition: Leadership is the ability to obtain followers.
Maxwell, John C.: Developing the Leader Within You. electronic ed. Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999, c1993