A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.