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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We have now under President Obama’s leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn’t happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction.

Martin O’Malley

Leadership is one of the things I really strive to excel in in my life.

Nate Parker

While loyalists and defectors overall said John Smith did a better job of standing up for Labour’s values, they put Blair ahead on representing the whole country, appealing beyond traditional Labour voters and offering strong, competent leadership; switchers to the Tories gave him a clear lead in all categories.

Michael Ashcroft

As a brand, Ahla is one of Strauss-Elite’s strongest. But we need to do a lot of marketing in order to regain market leadership. I have no doubt that we will do that, even if it takes time.

Ofra Strauss

I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.

John Wooden

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

Dianne Feinstein

I wanted total control and leadership. I wanted to buy the horses and choose the players.

Adolfo Cambiaso

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

Michael Pollan

You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

An Wang

People want to give everybody a pass, but leadership comes at a price.

Paul Gosar

Inspiration is an underexamined part of political life and presidential leadership.

George Packer

Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Paul Keating

You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.

Sheri L. Dew

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?

Zbigniew Brzezinski

In all of our efforts, we continue to emphasize the importance of inclusivity and transparency on the part of the Afghan government and leadership, especially in linking nascent local governing institutions to the decision-making and financial resources in Kabul.

David Petraeus

At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.

Ellen Tauscher

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.

Rahm Emanuel

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, ‘Safety begins in the boardroom.’ That’s as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.

Chesley Sullenberger

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.

Michael Burgess

I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.

Denise Morrison

The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America.

Dennis Cardoza

The most significant barrier to female leadership is the actual lack of females in leadership. The best advice I can give to women is to go out and start something, ideally their own businesses. If you can’t see a path for leadership within your own company, go blaze a trail of your own.

Safra A. Catz

Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.

Henri Nouwen

Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.

Robert Kiyosaki

I think I can bring tremendous leadership.

Jared Goff

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold H. Glasow

I am proud of the President’s leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

I think the most important leadership lessons I’ve learned have to do with understanding the context in which you are leading. Universities are places with enormously distributed authority and many different sorts of constituencies, all of whom have a stake in that institution.

Drew Gilpin Faust

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

Aristotle Onassis

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.

Thomas E. Mann

Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

Nolan Bushnell

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.

Herb Kelleher

Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate. He oversimplifies, he exaggerates, and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn’t provide leadership, and he has no real experience.

Peter T. King

I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.

Tony Abbott

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice.

Adam Braun

Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.

Margaret Heffernan

I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.

Kamala Harris

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.

Simon Sinek

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.

Bob Riley

We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don’t want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.

Abigail Disney

I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not.

E. P. Thompson

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.

Ed Gillespie

Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.

Ben Roethlisberger

Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.

Danny Meyer

The American president has a peculiar leadership responsibility to speak out for freedom.

Ted Cruz

I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.

Margaret J. Wheatley

For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Everything rises and falls on leadership.

John C. Maxwell

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There’s the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do.

Oliver North

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.

Tom Hopkins

Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into – they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves.

Michael Gove

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

James Buchanan

I see The Rock running in 2020 and being a two-term president. I think he would be great, and I’m joking when I say I think Stephanie McMahon wouldn’t be a fine president of the United States. I think she’s got the leadership qualities. I see those two as potential candidates, and I see Kane as a congressional leader.

Mick Foley

Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers.

Joseph Nye

I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

If you don’t understand that you work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

Dee Hock

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

Barbara Sher

What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.

Kenneth Chenault

I wasn’t a very convenient person for the leadership. I had my own opinion about things and knew how to insist on this.

Gherman Titov

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Deepak Chopra

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.

Robert Teeter

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people… to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.

Kofi Annan

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.

E. Joseph Cossman

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

Henry Kissinger

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.

John Raleigh Mott

The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.

Jim Webb

I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.

Angela Ahrendts

In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.

Eskinder Nega

I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the ’70s behind.

Kim Campbell

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Mahatma Gandhi

As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It’s a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it’s in the best interest of the citizens.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

One of the best essays I’ve seen in recent years was by a young woman who wrote about how being chosen to choreograph a high school musical forced her to assume a leadership role she wasn’t sure she was ready for – but of course she was.

Kate Klise

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Sun Tzu

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.

Kevin Rollins

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.

Travis Bradberry

I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.

Joe Lieberman

I started my career in the U.S. military. Traditionally, in the military… you either start with a technical background or a more leadership-focused one. I took the leadership path.

Keith Kellogg

My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.

James Dobson

The Vatican’s recognition of the State of Israel in 1997 could not have occurred without John Paul’s leadership.

David Novak

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren Bennis

A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.

Bruce Rauner

Chinese entrepreneurs have to implement their work under the leadership of the Party and the government – it is very clear.

Li Shufu

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Tom Landry

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee Hock

If you’re running an engineering or finance company, all companies depend on ideas and ingenuity. I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it’s an advertising company or whether you’re running a hospital.

Ken Robinson

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

Tom Daschle

Governments follow their people. A great deal has to do with the vision of the leadership of governments. They have a vision, and they translate that to their people and to their counterparts in other countries. You can fulfill and achieve a great deal if you get along well as individuals, as people, as persons.

Salman Khurshid

By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully – and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.

James Forrestal

Shouldn’t Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?

Bill Kristol

Basketball Without Borders is a leadership camp that takes basketball to different places around the world, to Africa, Europe, America and Asia. It’s a camp that brings players from different parts of the continent to one city that’s been assigned as the host city. We’ve been going to a different city every year.

Dikembe Mutombo

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.

Peter Chernin

Leadership is hard to train on.

Ben Horowitz

Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.

Andreas Schleicher

In terms of personalities – I don’t care about the personalities, I want leadership that’s in favor of my principles: free markets, adherence to the Constitution, and equal treatment for everyone under the law.

Dave Brat

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country’s never been the same since.

W. Averell Harriman

So long as the global economy continues to recover, that remains Obama’s No. 1 claim to successful leadership. Nothing else even comes close.

Thomas P.M. Barnett

I don’t want to over generalize, but I believe that women are typically drawn to leadership styles that focus on consensus building, effective listening and working in teams. That’s certainly been my leadership style, and I think it’s been very successful.

Margaret Hamburg

I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions. I am wealthy in that the people of Russia have twice entrusted me with the leadership of a great nation such as Russia – I believe that is my greatest wealth.

Vladimir Putin

The fact that companies are getting into building power plants that collect their own CO2 on-site shows there’s some leadership in that industry. Some industries have seen the writing on the wall: that carbon will have to be managed.

Klaus Lackner

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what’s unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

Robin S. Sharma

Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising.

Terry Semel

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

Bill Owens

In a leadership role in Iraq and in running my own business, what I’ve learned is if you don’t listen, you’re going to strike out. You’re going to fail miserably. The people you work with have got to know you’re engaged and you’re listening.

Brad Wenstrup

Leaders grasp nettles.

David Ogilvy

We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership, it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.

Katori Hall

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example.

Jeff Landry

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

John Buchan

So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don’t need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.

Mario Diaz-Balart

We’re trying to take a leadership role in solving the nation’s health-care crisis. We want everybody in this country to have health insurance.

Steven Burd

Mandela’s heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.

Bono

We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.

Lech Walesa

Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he’s got. He’s got to solve Libya. He’s got to solve Afghanistan. He’s everywhere. And this nation, I don’t know why it’s not showing the leadership and capacity to attend different issues at the same time.

Vicente Fox

We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln’s?

Thomas Frank

As a former member of JWA’s management team, and more recently as a director, I am delighted to have the opportunity now to take the reins of leadership of the company. I look forward to working with JWA’s management team to chart the course and execute the plan to further strengthen and broaden JWA’s leading product franchises.

Helen Johnson-Leipold

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Dianne Feinstein

One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: ‘Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.’ Your opinions don’t really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.

Viggo Mortensen

Leadership is about making the right decision and the best decision before, sometimes, it becomes entirely popular.

Martin O’Malley

I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in me to lead Duke Energy. I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of our company’s leadership and dedicated employees.

Lynn Good

I think the way to understand Teach for America is as a leadership development program.

Wendy Kopp

Charter laws do something really important. They give educators the freedom and flexibility that they need to attain results. But we also have to invest a lot in the leadership pipeline to take advantage of that freedom and flexibility.

Wendy Kopp

Frankly, our adversaries are emboldened by the lack of American leadership in the world, and our friends and our allies, they have lost trust in us.

Jack Keane

It’s through a leader’s actions – what he or she does and says on a daily basis – that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent.

Travis Bradberry

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

David Joseph Schwartz

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

Donald Trump

In ‘Henry V,’ the story of the assumption of true and responsible leadership by Henry I think is hard-won. He has to lose friends; he has to risk his life.

Kenneth Branagh

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

J. P. Morgan

I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.

Alan Autry

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Warren Bennis

I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that’s not always true the other way around.

John Mackey

The sharp employ the sharp.

Douglas William Jerrold

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?

Max de Pree

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

J. Donald Walters

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasow

The Republican Party is a composition of the members of the party and not just the leadership.

Paul Manafort

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

Barbara Sher

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel.

Zach Wamp

I vote my conscience first and my constituents next, regardless of the direction of our leadership.

Tom Graves

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.

Bill Owens

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

Michael Oxley

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It’s made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.

Nancy Pelosi

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.

John Sherman Cooper

A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.

John Lasseter

I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.

Jimmy Johnson

There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it.

Mo Ibrahim

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

I would assert that highly effective leaders are made more than they’re born. Every leader I know who’s been highly effective has worked hard at it, and they’ve been students of it. The more you’re a student of leadership, the more you figure out what works for you and the more effective you’re going to be.

Douglas Conant

I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.

Wendy Davis

We carry out our work under the leadership of the government.

Li Shufu

As much as you don’t like disciplining your kids, you have to sometimes. Kids want that structure, that leadership, that guidance. I think that’s what I try to give my children.

Mark Teixeira

President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch.

Lindsey Graham

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.

Jim Ramstad

I think leadership is just something that comes really natural to me.

Carson Wentz

The Congress leadership always denied responsibilities to me both within the government and within the party organisation… They would always tell me my image as a Hindu leader was a constraint on my capacity as a political leader.

Satpal Maharaj

This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.

Jim Cooper

The mission that unites all of the programs of the Teach For All global network is that of cultivating the leadership capacity critical to ultimately ensuring educational opportunity for all.

Wendy Kopp

A lot of people relate leadership to formalities. They believe that leadership is about being professional and strong and always right and being a booming voice. I just don’t buy that. I think that leadership is a soft skill; it’s a people skill.

Jason Fried

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.

Theodore C. Sorensen

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.

Sherrod Brown

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.

Shiv Khera

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.

Eric Massa

Among the qualities most needed among those who aspire to true leadership in the fostering of peace and goodwill among the nations and in overcoming racial and religious antagonism is the cooperative spirit and objective.

John Mott

At HBO, my leadership had to inspire and gain the respect of employees in a large company with over 100 external business relationships in dozens of countries.

James Costos

They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.

Chris Christie

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

Twenty-eight years in business and you understand the importance of problem solving and the importance of efficiency, because if you don’t become efficient, you don’t run a business well, and you are out of business. And I think some of those principles could be applied to leadership in Washington.

Steve Daines

Washington doesn’t have just a spending problem, or just an entitlement problem, or just a taxing problem. We have a leadership problem. Fix that, and the first three problems are solved.

Mark McKinnon

As a former minority leader who became the first Republican Speaker of the House in Florida since Reconstruction, I know that leadership is not an easy task.

Dan Webster

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.

Olympia Snowe

Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton.

Jimmy Carter

This is not a political issue. I know Florida’s leadership has talked about a real commitment to helping our veterans. Now it’s time for them to show it.

Ted Deutch

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.

Natan Sharansky

I’ve always been about the power of a woman – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you’re talking her body, her voice or her leadership.

Donna Karan

It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

Lucy Powell

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.

Ibrahim Babangida

Leadership is standing with your people. People say you have to live to fight another day, but sometimes you have to show you are a true leader.

Leymah Gbowee

Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all’s going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything’s falling apart?

Robin S. Sharma

A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.

Bob Graham

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.

Francis Maude

The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat.

Leonard Slatkin

When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.

Cesar Chavez

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.

Steve Ballmer

Populist promises to reverse every tough decision are nothing but empty rhetoric, irresponsible leadership, and bad politics. They are not the solution to Ireland’s problems.

Enda Kenny

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.

Eric Hoffer

As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.

Michelle Bachelet

I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.

Michael Scheuer

The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington’s failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.

Ed Case

A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.

Robin S. Sharma

You’re only as good as the people you hire.

Ray Kroc

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

William Pollard

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.

Rosa Luxemburg

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.

Tony Dungy

I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party’s leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.

Joe Donnelly

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.

Omar N. Bradley

I’ve been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I’ve tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family.

Margaret Hamburg

Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.

Jose Serrano

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.

Paul Ryan

I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I’ve built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out – I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal.’

Donald Trump

One of the lessons of leadership worth emphasizing is that you want to get to know other great leaders and take their advice. At some point in your development, it’s only people who’ve been in the seat of having to be leaders who can help you in a deep way.

Jim Yong Kim

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Nelson Mandela

I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world’s best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.

Robin S. Sharma

The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then trying to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.

Noam Chomsky

Preseason football is hard to evaluate. It’s never going to be clean for the quarterbacks. You have to overcome the ugly plays and be productive. It’s a component of leadership that is necessary. The guys that make it in the league survive that.

Mike McCarthy

In 2006 it was a horrible election year, and, you know, I lost. But I lost because I continued to be a constant conservative, and the last six years I was someone who was a national figure in the sense that I was the third ranking Republican in leadership and I had just run President Bush’s campaign in Pennsylvania.

Rick Santorum

Empowerment isn’t a buzzword among leadership gurus. It’s a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.

John Rampton

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.

Seth Berkley

I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow.

Margaret D. Nadauld

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.

Horst Koehler

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

Sonny Perdue

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.

Martin McGuinness

I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach.

Phil Gingrey

Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.

Randi Weingarten

There is no substitute for American leadership and exceptionalism.

Michael T. Flynn

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.

Patricia Ireland

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.

Chesty Puller

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

Duke Ellington

There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility.

Robert M. Gates

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

Harvey S. Firestone

People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won’t cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well.

Gary Ackerman

The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me. I was deeply inspired. I wanted to do something.

John Lewis

The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course.

Dennis Cardoza

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.

Gerry Adams

We know that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al Qaeda central, including a man who was formerly Osama bin Laden’s secretary.

Richard Engel

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.

Tom Lantos

We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded.

Neil Sheehan

For me, leadership is making a difference. It’s using your agency to bring about change.

Melanne Verveer

The cautious seldom err.

Confucius

Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt.

Ron Fournier

Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.

Nguyen Cao Ky

Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and I noticed how rare it is for a God-glorifying transition of leadership to take place in a local church.

C. J. Mahaney

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.

Charles de Gaulle

Enter the candidates on horseback: While military leaders can sometimes be dangerous in politics, our best generals and admirals embody the democratic values and leadership skills for which the country is yearning.

David Ignatius

At the end the day because I believe so strongly in leadership, what I look for first, what I try to assess, is integrity.

Kenneth Chenault

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengel

Showing leadership doesn’t mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it.

Robin S. Sharma

I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that’s an issue that’s going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.

John Thune

Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.

George Ayittey

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I decided to leave the military, I realized that the skills I acquired there were transferable to the commercial world both in leadership and the information technology field. I made the decision to move to Oracle because of its strong leadership role.

Keith Kellogg

Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.

Zainab Salbi

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