A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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 leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
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