A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
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
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
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
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.