The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Ήκιστα πόλεμος επί ρητοίς χωρεί
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.