To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
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
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.