Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
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
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.