Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
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Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.