"You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Tom Ridge on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Tom Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge on Colin Powell
"Trust is a great force multiplier."