The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to 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.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh