Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
He who has great power should use it lightly.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
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.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
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.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.