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A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Σοφός ο γνωρίζων χρήσιμα
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.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.