All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.