You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.