No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Ήκιστα πόλεμος επί ρητοίς χωρεί
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.