No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
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.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
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.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.