Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
He who has great power should use it lightly.