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The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
by Warren G. Bennis

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 G. Bennis

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
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The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
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Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon,
not just on the bottom line.
- Warren G. Bennis

 

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life,
which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.
- Warren G. Bennis

The manager has his eye on the bottom line;
the leader has his eye on the horizon.
- Warren G. Bennis

Leaders are people who do the right thing;
managers are people who do things right.
- Warren G. Bennis

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There is a profound difference between information and meaning.
- Warren G. Bennis

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must
be content with borrowed postures,
secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
- Warren G. Bennis

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has
a long-range perspective.
- Warren G. Bennis

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things,
not at the periphery.
- Warren G. Bennis

Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
- Warren G. Bennis

There are two ways of being creative.
One can sing and dance.
Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
- Warren G. Bennis

Great things are accomplished by talented people who
believe they will accomplish them.
- Warren G. Bennis

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

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
- Warren G. Bennis

The factory of the future will have only two employees,
a man and a dog.
The man will be there to feed the dog.
The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
- Warren G. Bennis

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.
It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
- Warren G. Bennis

You need people who can walk their companies into the
future rather than back them into the future.
- Warren G. Bennis

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.
- Warren G. Bennis

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you.
- Bruce Henderson

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing
in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
- George Savile

The world has just got more dangerous because the things
we use have got more dangerous.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed.
It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage,
most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
- Satyajit Ray

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is
wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country.
The drug's use is spreading across the United States.
- Rick Larsen

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame,
than when one has grown too old to blush.
- Marquis de Sade

That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and
challenging but it's just art -
it's safe.
- Val Kilmer

Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated.
Together they are diabolical.
- Phillip Adams

The belief that one's own view of reality is the only
reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
- Paul Watzlawick

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights:
it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force
against legally disarmed victims.
- Ayn Rand

The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape
today and we should not embark upon risky,
dangerous schemes which will, in fact,
undermine Social Security, such as privatization.
- Max Baucus

It's very dangerous to wave to people you don't know
because what if they don't have hands? They'll think you're cocky.
- Mitch Hedberg

There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.
- Ralph Ellison

Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
- Pierre Boulez

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep,
or taste not the Pierian spring.
- Alexander Pope

There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical
politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single,
unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
- Thomas Huxley

I like directors who come on the set and create something
that's a little dangerous,
difficult or unusual.
- Elia Kazan

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Men in authority will always think that criticism of
their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager


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