To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Το λακωνίζειν εστί φιλοσοφείν
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.