You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
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 art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.