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 does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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.
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
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
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.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.