Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.