If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
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
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.