I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
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.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.