I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
He who has great power should use it lightly.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
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