The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Earn your leadership every day.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton