A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
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.