Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.