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
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
He who has great power should use it lightly.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.