There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
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.