You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
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
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All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Whatever you are, be a good one.