To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
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.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.