As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
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.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.