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
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
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.
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.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.