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
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
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
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν