We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers