A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.