250 Famous Leadership Quotes Collection [Part 2]

Abby Johnson has agreed to become Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity, reflecting a further step forward in our leadership succession plan. Abby will retain her role of President, and I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.

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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