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
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.