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Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically.
~By Phil Crosby ~


The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
~By Warren G. Bennis ~


This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.
~By John Dingell ~


One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.
~By Robert Shea ~


Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.
~By Richard G. Scott ~


Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.
~By John P. Kotter ~


In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
~By Adam Schiff ~


Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
~By Chinua Achebe ~


The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


As leaders, we become whole when we see that our focused, singular commitment to making the numbers and the metrics cannot be effective on its own, but only when it is part of the whole picture - only when we see that it takes more than metrics to make up the whole.
~By Lance Secretan ~


But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.
~By Martin McGuinness ~


IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.
~By John Patrick ~


In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
~By James MacGregor Burns ~


Morale is good; troops are confident; leaders are capable.
~By John Abizaid ~


That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
~By Doris Kearns Goodwin ~


Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
~By Lewis H. Lapham ~


To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership.
~By Jessica Lange ~


No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary.
~By Lester B. Pearson ~


We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.
~By Ann Coulter ~


Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.
~By John Naisbitt ~


We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because, in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
~By Al Sharpton ~


I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.
~By Norman Lear ~


Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.
~By Robert Teeter ~


And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership.
~By Don Nickles ~


Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
~By Steve Buyer ~


Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
~By George W. Bush ~


Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
~By Warren G. Bennis ~


To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


When evangelical leaders can persuade the president to be concerned about what's happening in Sudan, or sex trafficking around the world, or HIV-AIDS, that's a very good thing. I am completely supportive of that.
~By Jim Wallis ~


Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
~By Malcolm Forbes ~


The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
~By Ralph Nader ~


The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church.
~By Charles Williams ~


Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.
~By Chinua Achebe ~


The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
~By Mao Tse Tung ~


This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
~By Carter G. Woodson ~


As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
~By Gennaro Angiulo ~


Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.
~By Madeleine Albright ~


Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
~By Dianne Feinstein ~


How could I get up there and say, 'People, we've got to do better,' when I was the poster child for everything that was wrong? I've always believed leaders don't ask others to do what they're unwilling to do.
~By Mike Huckabee ~


At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.
~By Olympia Snowe ~


I don't care tuppence whether I'm forced into a leadership position or not. I'd much sooner not.
~By E. P. Thompson ~


Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
~By Diogenes of Sinope ~


In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
~By John J. Sweeney ~


What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should.
~By Thelma Drake ~


The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process.
~By Rosa Luxemburg ~


At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.
~By Donald Evans ~


If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.
~By Ed Gillespie ~


It bothers me to read the comments of leaders of the Hamas and others who hate America that their goal is to have more weaponry capable of delivering all types of weapons of mass destruction.
~By Don Nickles ~


I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.
~By Thomas J. Peters ~


Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory.
~By Hassan Nasrallah ~


The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading.
~By Leonard Baskin ~


Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
~By James MacGregor Burns ~


It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.
~By Kamisese Mara ~


Everyone matures. When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things. The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on trial by the American people.
~By Pete du Pont ~


The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.
~By Linda Vester ~


Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming with data that will allow citizens to use facts and figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact.
~By Strom Thurmond ~


So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.
~By Ed Gillespie ~


Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.
~By Hu Shih ~


I think it's a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing.
~By Jim Wallis ~


We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded.
~By Neil Sheehan ~


Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions.
~By William Blum ~


Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.
~By Samuel Dash ~


Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.
~By Tom Daschle ~


It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time.
~By Neil Cavuto ~


Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
~By Ken Blanchard ~


Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
~By Jean Vanier ~


Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.
~By Horst Koehler ~


There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.
~By Kevin Rollins ~


Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
~By Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~


By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't.
~By Mitch McConnell ~


Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth.
~By Linda Chavez ~


Military leaders aren't made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you.
~By Jimmy Johnson ~


The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home.
~By Sherrod Brown ~


Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible.
~By Chris Cannon ~


Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
~By Stephen Covey ~


My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.
~By Buffalo Bill ~


No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
~By Lance Secretan ~


Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.
~By Thomas E. Mann ~


But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them.
~By Mark Skousen ~


Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they are willing to be judged.
~By Frederick W. Smith ~


We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas. Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death. Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory, or we will be martyrs.
~By Ahmed Yassin ~

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December 5 ,2022
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