Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
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.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.