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.
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.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
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
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.