Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
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
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.
Education is the mother of leadership.