Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership.
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 leader is a dealer in hope.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.