I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
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.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
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.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.