The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
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
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
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
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.