The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.