Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
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
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.