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
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.