A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
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.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.