Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
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.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Τα αποφθέγματα είναι ο σύντομος δρόμος προς πολλή γνώση
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
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