Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
He who has great power should use it lightly.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
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.