No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
Τα αποφθέγματα είναι ο σύντομος δρόμος προς πολλή γνώση
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
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.