The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.