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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Edward Johnson, III

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

Chip Conley

World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.

Neil Sheehan

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.

Harvey S. Firestone

True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.

Leila Janah

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.

William Julius Wilson

I think leadership is most effective when it’s your own personality. But I feel like it’s a natural progression as a quarterback, as well.

Andrew Luck

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.

Vicente del Bosque

My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.

Frederick W. Smith

I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn’t thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead.

Penny Pritzker

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Donald Trump’s leadership, decision-making and problem solving will restore America’s role as the undeniable and unquestioned world leader.

Michael T. Flynn

In the long run, we need to build a leadership force of people. We have a whole strategy around not only providing folks with the foundational experience during their two years with us, but also then accelerating their leadership in ways that is strategic for the broader education reform movement.

Wendy Kopp

America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

Hillary Clinton

Leadership is one of sports’ intangibles. Guys can score, guys can fight, guys can skate faster than anybody else. But not everybody can say, ‘Follow me.’

Paul Coffey

I worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general.

Martin Dempsey

Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society.

John Grierson

What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.

Bob Iger

I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.

Howard Schultz

We shouldn’t be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: ‘You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.’

Rob Portman

Different times need different types of leadership.

Park Geun-hye

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

Queen Elizabeth II

We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.

Jackson Katz

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.

Chiang Kai-shek

If we’re going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we’re making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country.

Wendy Kopp

Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.

Anne M. Mulcahy

It’s not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.

Fred Wilson

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

J. Paul Getty

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.

Andrew Carnegie

Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.

Julia Stiles

I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.

Tim Tebow

We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Digitas is a company that’s very rapidly changing – the digital world changes every day. It’s important we hire people who are curious about what’s going on and who are willing to learn and want to learn. I look for core leadership traits.

Laura Lang

I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.

Russell Wilson

Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn’t going to bring something up that’s going to take up floor time and not be successful.

Gene Green

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

Charles Williams

Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership.

Peter Pace

The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.

Michael Gove

In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn’t mean imposing a bunch of rules.

Don Yaeger

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Jesse Jackson

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

Harold S. Geneen

In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, ‘Thanks.’

Theo James

President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.

Henry Bonilla

We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.

Ron Kind

Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

Mitt Romney

This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.

Henry Mintzberg

I’d like to believe that achieving a leadership position is all about competency, capability and ambition, so I try not to distinguish between the sexes when it comes to giving career advice.

Heather Bresch

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

Yousef Munayyer

Lead yourself whenever your boss’ leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn’t praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn’t make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.

Mario Teguh

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.

Frederick Reines

Kellyanne is the first female campaign manager of any major party to win a presidential general election. In her position, Kellyanne will continue her role as a close adviser to the president-elect and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration’s legislative priorities and actions.

Sean Spicer

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective – at best.

Peter Senge

Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership – if you’re right about what you’re stubborn about.

Douglas Brinkley

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

David Herbert Donald

The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders – who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they’re the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China ‘opening up’ to the rest of the world.

David Miliband

Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.

Andy Stanley

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Thomas Aquinas

What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?

Paul Ryan

Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.

John C. Maxwell

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I’m a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don’t have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.

Sheryl Sandberg

When placed in command, take charge.

Norman Schwarzkopf

I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.

Ernst Zundel

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.

Deepak Chopra

The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don’t grow vertically; they grow exponentially.

Indra Nooyi

When Xi Jinping came to power, there were a series of hints that market-based capitalism would be allowed to move forward under his leadership. At the first real threat, they’ve fallen over themselves to impose government control.

Roger Altman

I don’t think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth.

Baba Kalyani

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S Truman

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Ken Blanchard

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

W. Clement Stone

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.

Phil Crosby

Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.

Irene Rosenfeld

This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain’t going to happen.

Newt Gingrich

The nation’s chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors.

David Ignatius

Scott Walker has provided some really excellent leadership in Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson

The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.

Matt Cartwright

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton

Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.

Robin S. Sharma

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.

Ron D. Burton

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.

Barack Obama

I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.

Howard Coble

I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership.

Michael Bloomberg

Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed.

Sharad Pawar

Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.

Daisaku Ikeda

Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles – what baseball calls ‘make up’ and politics calls ‘character’ – the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.

Christine Pelosi

We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

Paul Ryan

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.

Stefan Zweig

I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.

Henry Cloud

I parted ways with the Congress, a party that I served for so many years, because its leadership constantly humiliated me by ignoring my talent both as a leader and an administrator.

Satpal Maharaj

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were ‘in;’ ideology was ‘out.’

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

We need fresh, new leadership with bold ideas and a new approach to get more people back to work with quality jobs and restored dignity in the lives of our Utahns.

Scott Howell

We design our own programmes; we take leadership. Of course the donors come in to support us, to complement our efforts. Our responsibility to the donors is about accountability: about how we use that money. If somebody gives you his money, definitely he will be interested in knowing how you spend the money.

Jakaya Kikwete

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Jesse Jackson

Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.

Junior Seau

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

Colin Powell

I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I’ve loved it ever since I was on ‘The West Wing.’

Rob Lowe

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

Leadership is… to make sure you never limit the idea or opportunity.

Kevin Plank

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.

Vance Packard

America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.

Jim Leach

I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

The cost of leadership is self-interest.

Simon Sinek

Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there’s no reason for him to change. He’s just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to change.

Paul Manafort

I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It’s very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.

Gautam Gambhir

Evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Ronald Reagan – not because he was the most religious candidate, but he possessed the quality evangelicals felt like was most important, and that is leadership.

Robert Jeffress

I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership.

Octavia Butler

We do need an attitude of leadership in our government which demonstrates faith in major population centres outside of Perth.

Andrew Forrest

One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I’d like to see that change by walking the walk.

Jennifer Doudna

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

Madeleine Albright

I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.

John C. Maxwell

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

Michael D. Higgins

Leadership is about being a servant first.

Allen West

Individual and corporate support is vital to building on London’s leadership in the arts, and I hope others will join me in wanting to build on the National’s role at the heart of modern theatre and sustaining it long into the future.

Lloyd Dorfman

I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.

Elizabeth Esty

ISIS has leadership, just like al Qaeda has leadership. It’s important to be able to eliminate the individuals that are leading the organization.

James Lankford

I have always had confidence in our front line F.B.I. personnel as well as the F.B.I. leadership.

Tom Cotton

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradley

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.

Tim Bishop

Character matters; leadership descends from character.

Rush Limbaugh

The President’s speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.

Daniel Inouye

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.

Thomas Szasz

Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.

Mark McKinnon

We’re trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That’s who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We’re awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.

Paul Hawken

I’ve said I’ll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat – two are wonderful but three might just be too many.

David Cameron

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

You won’t hear the leadership in the Republican Party admit it, but there are many in the House and Senate who know that illegal immigration has to be stopped and legal immigration has to be reduced. We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer.

Virgil Goode

One thing we’ve talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what’s the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.

Satya Nadella

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.

Vernon Jordan

One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class.

Herbert Hoover

I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don’t have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone.

Mickey Drexler

I’ve been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women’s Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women’s organization.

Gwen Moore

This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.

Marc Morial

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.

Earl Browder

The thing I’m most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?

Satya Nadella

The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president.

Joe Heck

We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.

Condoleezza Rice

We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.

George W. Romney

This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama’s leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter what the project.

Bill Owens

When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.

Monica Crowley

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

Andy Hertzfeld

It’s not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway.

Peter MacKay

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.

Conrad Burns

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.

Alan Autry

I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally.

Susan Rice

Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class.

Kamala Harris

I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.

Bob Iger

The average American is more focused on leadership than likeability. And more focused on qualifications than quality of speakership.

Kellyanne Conway

I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.

Condoleezza Rice

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.

Robert Teeter

In fair weather prepare for foul.

Thomas Fuller

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

Gloria Steinem

What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.

Henry Cloud

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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Strong convictions precede great actions.

James Freeman Clarke

For many years, Myanmar’s leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy.

Najib Razak

Leadership does matter.

Mark Rutte

We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Henry Ford

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.

John Garamendi

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

Max Lucado

I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.

Don Shula

Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It’s inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we’ll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.

Buzz Aldrin

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John C. Maxwell

Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.

Chuck Hagel

Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.

Madeleine M. Kunin

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.

David Joseph Schwartz

Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.

Marco Rubio

The bottom line is, I hear my donors, I hear our base out there, I hear the leadership. And we’re taking steps to make sure that we’re even more – how shall we say it – fiscally conservative in our spending and certainly making sure the dollars are there when it’s time to run our campaigns.

Michael Steele

There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.

Sheri L. Dew

When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.

Park Chan-wook

The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.

Ariel Sharon

I think Caesar is one of the most empathetic characters that I’ve played. I think that’s the key to a successful leadership. Being able to keep your ears open at all times.

Andy Serkis

I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?’

Mike Pence

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

Erskine Bowles

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

Ingvar Kamprad

Good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if you’ve transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then you’ve succeeded as leader.

Tony Fernandes

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

James MacGregor Burns

In government, our chief executives have been lawyers. The great majority of our cabinets and congresses are and have been men trained in the law. They have provided the leadership and the statecraft and the store of strength when it was needed.

Robert Kennedy

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

Ed Gillespie

Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Woodrow Wilson

Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.

Buzz Aldrin

Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington – the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city’s avatars of centrism and continuity – Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.

Timothy Noah

When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.

Juan Williams

A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.

Henry Kissinger

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

Warren Bennis

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.

Chester W. Nimitz

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed.

Steve Blank

Mindsets, skills and leadership, experience and access, and critical consciousness – we need all four of these things for our students to be the leaders, people and citizens we want them to be.

Wendy Kopp

You can’t consider a president weak because he will have a Congress that Mexican voters have wanted to be co-responsible in the decisions to be taken… It will be through the leadership that I will exercise that we will be able to build the agreements in Congress.

Enrique Pena Nieto

What helps people, helps business.

Leo Burnett

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.

R. Buckminster Fuller

I have always supported measures and principles and not men.

Davy Crockett

It’s mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better.

Sam Graves

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

Rick Larsen

The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher’s strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.

Nigel Hamilton

One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.

Jim Yong Kim

A philanthropic venture requires all the energy, knowledge and money from its founder that a company requires from the leadership team.

Romesh Wadhwani

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.

Louis Farrakhan

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

Jim Rohn

I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader.

Patty Hearst

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’

Lao Tzu

If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That’s a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.

Tony Campolo

The vision is to restore Avon to an iconic beauty brand and to our leadership position in global direct selling, as well as continuing to ensure that we live up to our mission of empowering women.

Sheri McCoy

Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.

Gerry Adams

People are starving for truth and leadership.

Chris Gibson

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.

Bo Bennett

Leadership desperately needs women.

Marilyn Ferguson

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

Carly Fiorina

Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.

Jeff Miller

Valuation depends on several factors. From an investor angle, they look at leadership position, management, and what the company’s offerings are. I think these three things got 5/5 for a company like Flipkart, and that is what is driving valuations and growth.

Sachin Bansal

The notion of ‘world leadership’ is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country by 2034?

Shashi Tharoor

Leadership has a price.

Paul Gosar

The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.

Zhang Ziyi

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.

Simon Sinek

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

Sidney Sheldon

In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world’s children.

Carol Bellamy

I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.

David Rubenstein

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

John Dingell

Because of Obama’s ill-advised actions, the world has lost American leadership.

Michael T. Flynn

I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences.

Margaret J. Wheatley

The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.

Rahm Emanuel

We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us.

Randy Hultgren

I’ve developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following.

Maurice Strong

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset.

Peter Senge

Get the best people and train them well.

Scott McNealy

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

Linda Vester

Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they’re mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions.

Gracia Martore

From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.

Virginia Foxx

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.

Charles Edison

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.

John H. Johnson

My senior leadership team is half people who have been at GM for a long period of time like me, and others who have joined the company within the last five years from different industries, experiences, and countries. You have a better picture of the world. The diversity of thought is where you can make better business decisions.

Mary Barra

I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.

Bob Ehrlich

I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice, and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.

Joyce Banda

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.

Benazir Bhutto

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

Andrew Greeley

I’m floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.

Haley Barbour

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

Pat Riley

Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.

Bill Owens

My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.

James McNerney

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