To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
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
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.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
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.
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.