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
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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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.