When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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.
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
He who has great power should use it lightly.
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
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους