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
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.