The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers