Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
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.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.