We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Τα αποφθέγματα είναι ο σύντομος δρόμος προς πολλή γνώση
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
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.