250 Famous Leadership Quotes Collection [Part 4]

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

Henry Kissinger

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.

Peter T. King

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.

Kendrick Meek

Leadership is a choice, not a position.

Stephen Covey

John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed.

Harvey Gantt

What nourishes us at home and in school is what inspires us. When we get awareness and learn about the great potential that we all human beings have, we are able to discover our leadership.

Vicente Fox

Well, I’ve ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I’ve led. But I think that’s part of leadership.

Robert M. Gates

We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That’s what leadership’s all about.

Paul Gosar

One of the things about leadership is that you’ve got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you’ve got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position.

Tim Pawlenty

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.

Bob Etheridge

The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person’s life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person’s life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they’ll be.

Allan Houston

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.

Larry Bird

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. In the past, few women have tried, and even fewer have succeeded.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.

Tom Peters

If you have small-government, traditional values, you may be considered by your own leadership to be an enemy of the state.

Monica Crowley

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

William James

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.

Michael Bergdahl

The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.

David Miliband

Clarity affords focus.

Thomas Leonard

Someday, somehow, the leadership of Planned Parenthood will have to answer for their callous disregard of the sanctity of human life. In the meantime, I am relieved that the Bryan abortion facility has gone out of business.

Bill Flores

We have to go to war against the people who enable the gun violence, the people who stop us from keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, of felons, and that means the NRA leadership.

Jerrold Nadler

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.

Dennis Hastert

I think the comments about me being a shill for leadership are beyond the pale.

Bill Flores

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.

George Soros

By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we’re going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell.

Robert Wilson

The way I would measure leadership is this: of the people that are working with me, how many wake up in the morning thinking that the company is theirs?

David M. Kelley

Too often, advances in civil rights or women’s rights are undermined by wrong-headed legislation or weak-kneed political leadership.

Mike Quigley

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.

Charles Stanley

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Jim Rohn

Life isn’t easy, and leadership is harder still.

Walter Russell Mead

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

James Humes

There’s a void of leadership in a lot of Washington. I think one of the reasons why there’s so much angst across the country.

Rush Limbaugh

You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.

Justin Trudeau

Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin

I don’t pretend there aren’t biological differences, but I don’t believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it’s socialization, that we’re socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.

Sheryl Sandberg

I’m not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are part of a world.’

Studs Terkel

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America’s greatness.

Paul Tsongas

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.

Robert Shea

Stress on fast growing companies comes from a lot of different places. The one that is often the largest, and creates the most second-order issues, is the composition of the leadership team. More specifically, it’s specific people on the leadership who don’t have the scale experience their role requires at a particular moment in time.

Brad Feld

One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.

Margaret Heffernan

It was easy for Sanford to have a bully pulpit as governor. It’s another thing to be in the trenches, having to face leadership, and say, ‘No, that’s not a conservative position, that’s not what we’re doing.’

Jeff Duncan

ROIers are always reaching out to me to share their appreciation for the experiences, opportunities and connections we have provided and also to express their excitement about taking the next step in their leadership journey.

Lynn Schusterman

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America’s blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.

Daisaku Ikeda

There’s a conspiracy going on online every day between these top U.K. individuals within ISIS leadership out of Syria.

Mike McCaul

There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people’s potential or even enthusiasm.

Deepak Chopra

In this nation, leadership is dollars.

Norman Lear

Arthur Scargill’s leadership of the miners’ strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader.

Jimmy Reid

No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better – because your job is to try to help everybody else get better.

Jim Yong Kim

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.

Sherrod Brown

The truth is that no internal reviews or congressional hearings will change the Secret Service’s broken management culture. It needs better leadership.

Ronald Kessler

The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.

Jeff Bingaman

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John C. Maxwell

People invest in businesses that they believe have the leadership, mission and team to grow and operate profitably.

Robert Kiyosaki

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.

Louis Farrakhan

One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.

C. L. R. James

I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn’t the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.

Margaret Heffernan

I believe a democracy needs men and women of conviction in its positions of leadership in order for us to succeed. That’s the subject of ‘A Perfect Candidate,’ a film I made 20 years ago about Oliver North and Charles Robb.

R. J. Cutler

As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it’s in the national interest.

Jackie Speier

Leadership is influence.

John C. Maxwell

The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked.

Azim Premji

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

Sandra Day O’Connor

The world has lost faith in American leadership, and the threats are mounting.

Michael T. Flynn

One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily… Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.

Ezra Taft Benson

There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.

Edward Kennedy

We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.

Marco Rubio

The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles – decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots – create a ceaseless buzz.

Gary Wolf

My height doesn’t define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature – and I try to bring that on a daily basis.

Russell Wilson

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.

Ibrahim Babangida

Leadership is something I was born with.

Carmelo Anthony

So often, when we don’t have people that can be representative or symbolic of leadership and of faith, of purpose, in that absence we become bitter and resentful.

Nate Parker

The world is yearning for strong leadership and moral clarity; someone who knows the difference between good and bad.

Isaac Herzog

We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.

Beth Brooke

Message to all you crazed parents desperately hiring tutors and padding your kid’s thin resume: Chillax. Attending an elite college is no guarantee of leadership, life success, or earnings potential.

Nina Easton

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Norman Schwarzkopf

If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.

David Suzuki

I learned long ago on the battlefields of Vietnam that in a crisis, there is no substitute for clear-eyed leadership.

Jim Webb

In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures.

Susana Martinez

The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton’s leadership.

Alexis Herman

Dr. King’s leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.

Maria Cantwell

Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it’s necessary for running countries, too. You’ve got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there’s a risk of failure.

Bernard L. Schwartz

MoMA is one of the world’s great cultural institutions with one of the world’s premier Boards and Museum leadership. It is my distinct pleasure to work with such a talented and highly qualified group. I salute Bob Menschel for the high bar he has set and follow him in the position of Chairman with all the respect he has earned.

Jerry Speyer

We are working essentially to build a leadership force of folks who will, during their first two years of teaching, actually put their kids on a different trajectory – not just survive as a new teacher, but actually help close the achievement gap for their kids.

Wendy Kopp

The House of Representatives should not be locked down by the decided play of a few in leadership.

Jeff Fortenberry

I had just left ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I came to ‘The Daily Show,’ and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I’ll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that’s good leadership.

Rob Riggle

Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution.

Peer Steinbruck

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.

Indra Nooyi

Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.

Michael Ignatieff

On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department’s top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal.

Barton Gellman

Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door.

Aaron Schock

Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2006, I have strongly supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I have the utmost respect for her, and I believe the Democrats were able to accomplish a great deal under her leadership.

Albio Sires

The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.

Jan Schakowsky

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.

Li Peng

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

Jesse Jackson

If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.

Sheryl Sandberg

Leadership – mobilization toward a common goal.

Garry Wills

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

Michael Eisner

There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle… There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.

Peter Pace

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

Thomas Sowell

I’ve made some films for the military that are teaching things like cultural awareness and leadership issues, that sort of stuff. And try to, in essence, look at what training they’re doing and say, ‘This is how you can improve the training from a humanistic point of view.’

Carl Weathers

The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue.

Rush Limbaugh

In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.

Henry Cloud

School boards can be a steppingstone to higher forms of political leadership.

Wendy Kopp

We need leadership, and we need it now.

Byron Dorgan

It was funny that rank-and-file evangelicals were ahead of all the leadership. They saw for decades conservative Republicans had made promises to them on issues that were important to Christians and conservatives when they were running for office. But when they won, they didn’t keep those promises.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.

Norman Lear

We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values.

John Fleming

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

James Humes

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

Daniel Defoe

A more consistent and sustainable relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration. That requires open channels of communication, both with China’s leadership and the Taiwanese people.

Tsai Ing-wen

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi are our star campaigners. Our party will fight under their leadership.

Jitin Prasada

Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems.

Louis R. Chenevert

We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it’s more a business that’s out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.

Yahoo Serious

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.

Frederick W. Smith

Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.

David Petraeus

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.

Ibrahim Babangida

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.

Christine Lagarde

If leadership is something that is in-your-face, then that is a different type of leadership.

Marcia Fudge

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.

Peter Drucker

There’s no doubt West Point impacted who I am… It has an enormous emphasis, not only on military aspects, but character development. Whether it’s the honor code, or the interactions you have, both with the cadet leadership and the academy leadership, every place you are is a character test.

Mike Pompeo

The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.

Jack Ma

Our leadership in D.C. should be bold and determined.

Paul Gosar

The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized.

Thomas E. Mann

A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.

Helene D. Gayle

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.

Ferdinand Marcos

The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.

Herman Cain

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

Norman Lear

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

John Updike

Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit. It may not happen fully till after I’m gone. But I know that the steps we’re taking are the right steps.

Jennifer Granholm

When you’re in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There’s also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.

Joyce Meyer

Many high school students are under so much competitive pressure. They are sometimes taught that if they don’t have a 4.0 GPA, score in the 99th percentile on admissions tests, and demonstrate leadership in sports and participate in clubs, they won’t get into college anywhere. Even highly credentialed professionals get caught up in this.

Elizabeth Thornton

I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to resolve the problems that we face as Americans and also the problems we face as people on this planet, and I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed.

Martin O’Malley

The union is much more than me, and when you think the union is you and it’s not about who you represent, I think you’ve sort of lost your morals and focus and the purpose of your leadership.

Andy Stern

Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak represent the very best of Ford and our culture and built a legacy of leadership, integrity and commitment to excellence that will benefit us for years to come.

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

Ray Kroc

In terms of the principles of politics, I think I understand well. Thailand needs someone who has leadership, who has the management skills to help the country.

Yingluck Shinawatra

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

Ralph Nader

Despite the increasingly presidential style of political leadership in our country, teamwork is essential.

Bob Ainsworth

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

J. P. Morgan

We are at a point in our nation’s history when the right leadership is needed more than ever. Hillary has spent her life advocating for poor and working class families. Hillary will help build an economy for tomorrow and beyond; strengthen America’s families; defend our country and its core values; and revitalize our democracy.

Marcia Fudge

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

If we expect to continue our leadership in the global economy, we must invest in a long-term transportation plan -f or both highways and transit programs. Too many of our roads, bridges, and railways have fallen into disrepair.

Sherrod Brown

It’s fair to characterise me as competitive and determined, but anyone who works with me will attest to the fact I believe very strongly in the notion of servant leadership.

Irene Rosenfeld

Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it’s almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it’s automatically a default that you’re supposed to be a leader.

Cam Newton

I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership – not to punish the individual.

Eric Shinseki

Lincoln’s leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.

Steven Spielberg

My generation took on political equality. I believe young people, who have graduated into a poor economy, have an incentive to take on much tougher issues of income equality. If they show the leadership they have demonstrated in the last few elections, they can bring changes even greater than my generation achieved.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Since taking office, President Obama has worked to restore a positive vision of American leadership in the world – leadership defined, not by the threats and dangers that we will oppose, but by the security, opportunity and dignity that America advances in partnership with people around the world.

John O. Brennan

Even as an 18-year-old, I had to grow comfortable with my leadership style, which is that I was really impatient with under-motivated people – extremely impatient, to the point where I was counterproductive as a manager of underproductive people. And that hasn’t really changed. If people need to be motivated, I’m no good.

Bing Gordon

One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can’t.

Kyrie Irving

Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it’s overcoming the facts.

Jeremy Grantham

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity.

Michael Burgess

I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires.

Ron Kind

With gridlock the norm, Congress’s approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership.

Ron Fournier

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.

Chris Patten

The important thing is that we recognize our President’s leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

A lot of young people just starting out unskilled, as all Americans do when they’re born here, come to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the communities of faith, and the Republican leadership.

Grover Norquist

I feel like, if the guys can look at me in the huddle and see a calm and collected face, that they’re going to relax a little bit. The way I look at it, leadership and being that guy is, don’t be someone you’re not. Don’t be a hoorah guy jumping around and clapping your hands if you’re not that guy.

Matt Flynn

I now sit at the table in a variety of ways with the House leadership… as we go through taking a look at threat assessments and hot spots around the world. It’s a national position, but certainly I don’t forget that New Jersey has a critical part of national defense.

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.

Anne M. Mulcahy

Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.

Lisa Murkowski

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.

Wilson Greatbatch

I definitely wasn’t cool in high school. I really wasn’t. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas. But I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.

Dianna Agron

I helped to restore America’s leadership.

Hillary Clinton

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.

Donald Evans

I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.

Anne Campbell

Once the public loses confidence in a president’s leadership at a time of war, once they don’t trust him anymore, once his credibility is sharply diminished, how does he get it back?

Robert Dallek

I think people are hungry for new ideas and leadership in the world of poverty alleviation. Most development programs are started and led by people with Ph.Ds in economics or policy. Samasource is part of a cadre of younger organizations headed by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds.

Leila Janah

Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk?

Rahm Emanuel

A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Golda Meir

Ray Lewis, I’ve grown up watching Ray Lewis. Just watching his intensity, his passion for the game, his love for the game, his work ethic. Everything in a linebacker that you want to be is in Ray Lewis, from leadership qualities, all that.

Manti Te’o

Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives.

Russel Honore

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Ivan Illich

I feel comfortable in a position of leadership, but that’s not to say I feel complacent about it. I take it incredibly seriously.

Nicola Sturgeon

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.

Simon Sinek

My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

Mitt Romney

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.

Ed Markey

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

Kendrick Meek

I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way.

Sebastian Pinera

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.

Cofer Black

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.

Marty Meehan

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.

Tom Landry

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

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

George Washington Carver

We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges. We also look for the ability to influence and motivate others who share your values, strong problem-solving ability, and leadership.

Wendy Kopp

For citizens to become fully engaged in holding their leadership to account, accurate information is required to see where action is needed, to measure the results of policies and programmes, to build support for courageous decisions and to consolidate political legitimacy.

Mo Ibrahim

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all.

Tom Vilsack

As someone who has more than a passing acquaintance with most of the 20th century presidents, I have often thought that their accomplishments have little staying power in shaping popular views of their leadership.

Robert Dallek

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker

The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers… Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.

Garry Wills

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

Janos Kadar

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.

Irving Babbitt

Unlike President Obama, I would say that I support the long-standing bipartisan post-war belief that American global strength and leadership secures our national-security interests, and it also promotes order and stability in the world. And it gives us immense influence in the world and deters our adversaries and reassures our allies.

Tom Cotton

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.

Paul Wellstone

There’s no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman – everything is against you.

Abigail Disney

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

George W. Bush

I think leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic.

Steve Largent

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.

Angela Davis

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

Stephen Covey

There is a sense of call to take leadership roles. You’re serving people and submitting to God as best you can.

Richard Foster

To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you – a reason to hope – a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.

Mike DeWine

I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people’s needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.

Dee Dee Myers

We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.

Tom Coburn

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W. Bush

Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause – in our case, girls’ education and young women’s leadership in Africa.

Ann Cotton

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Ronald Reagan

Actually, I don’t ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, ‘What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?’ It just won’t happen again.

Harriet Harman

President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government.

Mark Udall

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.

Robin S. Sharma

To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership.

Jessica Lange

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