The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
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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
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur