The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.
To command is to serve : nothing more and nothing less.
One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability as well as determination not to accept failure.
(Arliegh A. Burke)
Tomorrow's leaders must be prepared to facilitate achievement by others. This means giving people more control over their own work. Less direct management of those working for you and more emphasis on their training and building their confidence are required.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Some men see the world as it is and ask why. Others see the world as it might be and ask why not.
The great leaders are like best conductors. They reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.