Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.