The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
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.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Το λακωνίζειν εστί φιλοσοφείν
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams