Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
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.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.