Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
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
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.