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Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes and Sayings

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That is what leadership is all about:
staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people,
not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan?
You have to keep public support both on the economy
and the war or these things will really become troubling.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Once a president gets to the White House,
the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

The past is not simply the past, but a prism through
which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

 

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

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Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

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

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

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

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

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

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

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

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

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

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

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust.
Service brings satisfaction.
Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.
- Cyril Falls

Never hold discussions with the monkey
when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Winston Churchill

Leadership cannot really be taught.
It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

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

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey

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 man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc

A man always has two reasons for doing anything:
a good reason and the real reason.
- J. P. Morgan

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

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others
see things as you see them.
- Aristotle Onassis

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

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


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