Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.