Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
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.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.