My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.