A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
He who has great power should use it lightly.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
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.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.