Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
He who has great power should use it lightly.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
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.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell