The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
General Dwight Eisenhower
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
He who has great power should use it lightly.