I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
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.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.