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.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.