It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.
Muhammad, Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. Most of us are about as eager to change as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.james baldwin
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless; someone's got to make a wake up call.Warren Bennis
Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.Lester R. Bittel
The object of leadership may be stated as having a system whereby a leader recognizes what is good for the good of the government, for the good of the nation, for the good of humanity, and recognizes the qualities he has and what he can do within his own limitations. He cannot do, and should not attempt to do, the impossible, but he should not fail to attempt something that might be extremely difficult and may be possible.Arleigh Burke
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.winston churchill
Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders.Marcus Tillius Cicero
It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.dwight Eisenhower
The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.
Leadership is a quality of those who earn the respect of others through the wisdom of the combination of their words and their actions.grant, Walter, IV
In matters of style, swim with the current: in matters of principle, stand like a rock.thomas jefferson
If you won't carry the ball, you can't lead the team. A leader can give up anything except final responsibility.John C. Maxwell
A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.james callaghan