Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
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
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
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.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers