A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Τα αποφθέγματα είναι ο σύντομος δρόμος προς πολλή γνώση
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.