“A leader is trusted. A leader takes the initiative. A leader uses good judgment. A leader speaks with authority. A leader strengthens others. A leader is optimistic and enthusiastic. A leader never compromises his absolutes. A leaders leads by example.” -Mike Abrashoff

“Ultimately, the most effective measure of a leader is the performance of his unit in his absence.” -Gen. Peter Shoomaker

“Leaders have three essential roles in relation to the people they lead: to challenge, to build confidence, and to coach. Leaders help people pursue bigger goals. They affirm people’s talents, and they reward effort. They mentor, and they provide feedback.” -Paul Thornton