Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν