My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
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.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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