We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Ήκιστα πόλεμος επί ρητοίς χωρεί
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.