"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Tom Landry on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Tom Landry 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."Tom Landry 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."Tom Landry 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."Tom Landry on Colin Powell
"I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game."
"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."
"Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."