One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
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.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.