Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
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.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.