If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
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.
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.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur