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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
~By Colin Powell ~


The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
~By Gerry Adams ~


We need women leaders. But we need them to have a vision for something.
~By Charlotte Bunch ~


We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe.
~By Jack Reed ~


It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution.
~By Jan Egeland ~


As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
~By Roy Barnes ~


We were so bad last year, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in the cheers.
~By Pat Williams ~


We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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 ~


But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal, yet they talk about respect and honour.
~By Abu Bakar Bashir ~


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


Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain.
~By George Will ~


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


We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.
~By Peter Yarrow ~


I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences.
~By Stafford Cripps ~


You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
~By Angela Davis ~


The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


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 ~


The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
~By Paul Martin ~


If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
~By Ingvar Kamprad ~


The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.
~By Ed Markey ~


Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
~By John McCarthy ~


Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.
~By Peter King ~


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 ~


Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
~By Warren G. Bennis ~


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 ~


Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
~By Tom Peters ~


Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.
~By Bill Owens ~


The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
~By Abu Bakar Bashir ~


Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
~By Stephen Covey ~


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 ~


Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
~By William Kirby ~


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


I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


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 ~


But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly.
~By Herman Gorter ~


Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy.
~By Michael Bergdahl ~


We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.
~By Rick Larsen ~


I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed.
~By Oliver Stone ~


The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.
~By Isaiah Thomas ~


The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy.
~By Julia Louis Dreyfus ~


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


I think it's important that the rest of the world know that we're not all the same and that we don't all have the sort of arrogance it feels like they're perceiving from our leaders.
~By James Denton ~


I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.
~By John Abizaid ~


I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


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 ~


Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


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


Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


During the 1990s, world leaders looked at the mounting threat of terrorism, looked up, looked away, and hoped the problem would go away.
~By John Boehner ~


Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
~By Larry Bird ~


Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better.
~By Ron Reagan ~


While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.
~By Rahm Emanuel ~


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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 ~


Character matters; leadership descends from character.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


In this nation, leadership is dollars.
~By Norman Lear ~


The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp.
~By Sherrod Brown ~


The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn't what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
~By Anita Borg ~


Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
~By Patrick J. Kennedy ~


The American people expect and deserve a government that works and leaders who work together.
~By Bill Frist ~


I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?
~By Zbigniew Brzezinski ~


Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
~By Janos Kadar ~


Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
~By Bob Riley ~


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


We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.
~By Walter Cronkite ~


I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders.
~By Rodney Alexander ~


I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
~By Kevin Costner ~


We are each other's seventh largest trading partner, we are the fifth largest investor there and likewise, we have a lot of exchanges between political leaders, businessmen, tourists and school children too.
~By Sellapan Ramanathan ~


We are well aware from which countries and through which countries the terrorists are receiving support. In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.
~By Alan Autry ~


Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
~By Alan Autry ~


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 ~


I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
~By Ralph Nader ~


The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
~By Major R. Owens ~


I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.
~By Roy Clark ~


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


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 ~


You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others.
~By James MacGregor Burns ~


Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.
~By Michael Oxley ~


You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
~By James Stockdale ~


We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them.
~By Peter Chernin ~


Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.
~By Christie Hefner ~


I think there is value in having practising scientists as leaders of research institutions.
~By Thomas R. Cech ~


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


Comrade Deng Xiaoping - along with other party elders - gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.
~By Li Peng ~

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