Essay and Answer Writing

Leadership and Initiative

Leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders. (Tom Peters)‘The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.’ (John Buchan)
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow. (Vince Lombardi)
To lead yourself, use your head. To lead others, use your heart. ..Always touch a person’s heart before you ask him for a hand. (John Maxwell, Writer)
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)
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. (Peter F Drucker)
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. (Victor Hugo)
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognise a problem before it becomes an emergency. (Arnold Glasow, Author)
Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. (Gita 3:21-23) 
Leadership and Initiative

Source: “Mastering Essay & Answer Writing for UPSC Civil Services IAS/ IPS & State PSC Main Exam” by Dr Awdhesh Singh, available at

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