Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
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.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
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
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.