Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
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