One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
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
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
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 the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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.