It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
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.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton