What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Earn your leadership every day.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
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