The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
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
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.