Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
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