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Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts;
by James MacGregor Burns

Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts;
they play up some,
play down others, ignore still others.
- James MacGregor Burns

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class
shatters the authority of another.
- James MacGregor Burns

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management
and politics to mere technique.
- James MacGregor Burns

In real life, the most practical advice for leaders
is not to treat pawns like pawns,
nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
- James MacGregor Burns

 

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 Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

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Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

Do not wait for leaders;
do it alone, person to person.
- Mother Teresa

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

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

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
- Charles de Gaulle

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy

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

Leaders at the highest levels of our government are
undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government,
our economy and our country.
- Marco Rubio

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained.
Democratic societies will not support it.
Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
- John J. Sweeney

Leaders establish the vision for the future and set
the strategy for getting there.
- John P. Kotter

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders,
not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

Community begins in mystery and ends in administration.
Leaders move away from people and into paper.
- Jean Vanier

In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must
be nurtured along by its leaders.
- Jack Kingston

The best leaders...
almost without exception and at every level,
are master users of stories and symbols.
- Thomas J. Peters

Of course, Third World leaders love you.
By ascribing third world ills to First World sins,
you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
- John McCarthy

America is a country ready to be taken,
in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready
to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
- Arianna Huffington

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression,
fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and
legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung

I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading.
- Leonard Baskin

I'm not the last of the old bosses.
I'm the first of the new leaders.
- Richard J. Daley

For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant,
but a military pygmy.
- Lord Robertson

We obviously need more love in the world.
And we obviously need more compassion and understanding.
Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
- Dave Davies

Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders
would like us to believe,
the world won't be made safer by creating barriers between people.
- Michael Palin

The masses are in reality their own leaders,
dialectically creating their own development process.
- Rosa Luxemburg

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off.
Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators,
are active; not passive observers.
- James Humes

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
- Malcolm Forbes

I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world.
He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
- Bianca Jagger

We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again.
- Sarah Palin

Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit.
Work hard to develop a balance.
Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.
- Richard G. Scott

And at home in the United States we found continued
and increased persecution,
first of leaders of the Communist Party,
and then of all honest anti-fascists.
- Paul Robeson

Strong people don't need strong leaders.
- Ella Baker

Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person
making the choice has inherent worth.
- Linda Chavez

One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion
which has occurred in Washington's Black House and
the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still
do need a bit of an awakening.
- Bill Hybels

As long as these blood brothers are our leaders,
and as long as your party officials are Jewish lackeys,
you will be no threat to the big money men.
- Julius Streicher

I absolutely intend to return every penny given to
me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders.
- Rodney Alexander

In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say,
'We want to choose our leaders.'
- Scott McClellan

Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first.
- Ken Mehlman

The ecclesiastical system of Rome, and particularly its leaders,
for a thousand years and more thought that the earth
is fixed and that everything else revolves about it.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Leaders should be collaborative, modest,
and generous.
- Bill Bradley

We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans,
Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
- Gray Davis

Morale is good; troops are confident;
leaders are capable.
- John Abizaid

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

As we look ahead into the next century,
leaders will be those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

When religious leaders get involved in elections,
it is usually with a reactionary social agenda.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control,
the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes
Association and other national healthcare leaders.
- Tim Holden

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

Leaders must wake people out of inertia.
They must get people excited about something they've never seen before,
something that does not yet exist.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I think you need people of principle,
of character, that are leaders, that take stands on
important tough issues that will affect the future of this country.
- Sean Hannity

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 personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal


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