To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
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.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
He who has great power should use it lightly.