He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
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.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams