The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.