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Warren Bennis Quotes and Sayings

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Leadership has become a heavy industry.
Concern and interest about leadership development is
no longer an American phenomenon.
It is truly global.
Though I will probably be in less demand,
I wanted to move on.
- Warren Bennis

I wanted the influence.
In the end I wasn't very good at being a president.
I looked out of the window and thought that the man
cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
- Warren Bennis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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

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

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

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

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

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with
the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
- Tom Hopkins

The nicest thing about standards is that there are
so many of them to choose from.
- Ken Olsen

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

How we think shows through in how we act.
Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.
They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz

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

You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone


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