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As a leader, you're supposed to be above reproach,
by Kevin Thomas

As a leader, you're supposed to be above reproach,
and what that means is you can't even give the appearance
that you're going to do something wrong.
- Kevin Thomas

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

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

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Being a leader is like being a lady,
if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

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

I must follow the people.
Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
- Mary Kay Ash

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more
executive experience than Obama.
- Ann Coulter

Being a leader gives you charisma.
If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded,
that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.
- Seth Godin

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

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

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some
sort of leader among gay activists,
whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
- Ian Mckellen

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

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.
The leader leads, and the boss drives.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by
most members of the party,
that it is very difficult to have a leader that does
not command the support of the parliamentary party.
- Francis Maude

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
- John C. Maxwell

In the past a leader was a boss.
Today's leaders must be partners with their people...
they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
- Ken Blanchard

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

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority.
If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
- Newt Gingrich

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
- Albert Camus

Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism,
but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
- Jim Cooper

Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel,
not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of
our future as the world's economic leader.
- Judy Biggert

Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself.
I can't stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are.
- Joe Wurzelbacher

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely,
thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people
who debate in narrow confines.
- Charles de Gaulle

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
- Joel A. Barker

The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a
wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
- Ayn Rand

I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done -
I don't operate on scenarios,
and I am not a prophet.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The leader has to be practical and a realist,
yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
- Eric Hoffer

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
- Warren G. Bennis

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate,
he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced
over the whole course of his life and the habit of
action he develops in meeting those tests.
- Gail Sheehy

I don't think we can go into important local elections next year...
with Tony Blair as leader and expect to keep many of
the councillors we've got now.
- Frank Dobson

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.
- Gary Wills

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich,
but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
- Louis Farrakhan

But when you get into a situation where you can acquire a proven leader,
a proven quality player, an unselfish player,
a guy who taken a team to the Super Bowl,
I think you do it.
- Ron Jaworski

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

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way,
and shows the way.
- John C. Maxwell

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

As the U.S.
trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China,
continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing
its reputation as a leader in world trade.
- Jo Ann Emerson

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility;
he can never admit an error.
- Hannah Arendt

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it
all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie

Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally
destined to emerge from the Revolution.
- Irving Babbitt

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles.
Other people can cope with the waves,
it's his job to watch the tide.
- Antony Jay

Anyway, I've never been captain in 16 years in the NHL.
But that didn't stop me being a leader in my own way.
- Guy Lafleur

It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
- James H. Boren

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

If your goal is anything but profitability -
if it's to be big,
or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader -
you'll hit problems.
- Michael Porter

Men ever follow willingly a daring leader:
most willingly of all,
in great emergencies.
- Robert Dale Owen


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