There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
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
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith