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John P. Kotter Quotes and Sayings

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

The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon.
If anything, competition in most industries will probably
speed up even more in the next few decades.
- John P. Kotter

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy

Our leaders continue to say that we're making strong
headway against this problem.
And I think we are not.
- Michael Scheuer

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

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

Good business leaders create a vision,
articulate the vision, passionately own the vision,
and relentlessly drive it to completion.
- Thomas Hardy

America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.
- Wilma Mankiller

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

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

Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily,
remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate
their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright
silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.
- Randall Terry

I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational
documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders,
that this was intended to be a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

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

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

Great leaders have a heart for people.
They take time for people.
They view people as the bottom line,
not as a tool to get to the bottom line.
- Pat Williams

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

I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders,
who had been put out by me because of my failure or
reluctance to endorse Sen.
Kerry.
- Rodney Alexander

There are very few groups that really stay together.
The leaders of groups make enough money to be able
to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year.
- Norman Granz

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

Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people.
That's what I've been doing all my life.
- Andrew Young

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

Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion,
was one of the most revered leaders of our time.
- Bill Williams

Americans...
still believe in an America where anything's possible -
they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama

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

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

And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top,
ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders.
- Ernest Mandel

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

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition,
and then confer on the other team leaders working with
him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen

ALEC is one great organization, I think,
for growing future political leaders.
- Don Nickles

As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam;
an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America
can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
- Louis Farrakhan

Everyone matures.
When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things.
The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on
trial by the American people.
- Pete du Pont

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

But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
yet they talk about respect and honour.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts;
perhaps it was my Canadian accent.
- Leslie Nielsen

In the days of segregation, when blacks were limited
to certain neighborhoods,
you could look around the black community and identify who the leaders were.
- Roger Wilkins

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly,
in whatever country, have been originated by leaders
who were opposed by experts.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The people of the world genuinely want peace.
Some day the leaders of the world are going to
have to give in and give it to them.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Russia's biggest problem is organized crime and its
leaders are influenced by the Russian mafia.
But it's not right to call it a Russian mafia,
it's a Jewish mafia.
- David Duke

Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.
- Chinua Achebe

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

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

I wish we had more visible Christian and Catholic leaders who talked about love.
- Anne Rice

A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming
with data that will allow citizens to use facts and
figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
- Grace Napolitano

This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the
duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound
analysis of the actual facts.
- Charlie Gonzalez

I am not unaware that leaders betray,
and sell out, and play false.
- Mary Harris Jones

These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups,
between the state and the individual,
with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
- Jacques Delors

Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising
the standards by which they judge themselves -
and by which they are willing to be judged.
- Frederick W. Smith

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

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

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

Time is neutral and does not change things.
With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
- Jesse Jackson

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that
so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools,
they don't really have the stomach for the fight.
- Peter Brimelow


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