The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
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
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.