The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.