"Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Frederick Smith on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Frederick Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Frederick Smith on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Frederick Smith on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Frederick Smith on Colin Powell
"Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something."
"My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills."