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.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
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
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
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A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.