Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
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.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith