He who has great power should use it lightly.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
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.
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.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.