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Leaders Quotes

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

Related topics: Motivational Leadership

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 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

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

 

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

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

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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

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

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

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy

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

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

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

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

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

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things,
not at the periphery.
- Warren G. Bennis

Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a
United States of Europe and his efforts more than those
of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders.
- Paul Hoffman

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

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

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

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state,
it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes

Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in
China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.
- Hu Shih

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

It is to be hoped that the leaders of this movement
will place the nation above the party.
- Franz von Papen

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

When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy,
it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders -
to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us.
- Joe Wilson

I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of
the past because the masses are tired.
- Louis Farrakhan

We need women leaders.
But we need them to have a vision for something.
- Charlotte Bunch

Grown men do not need leaders.
- Edward Abbey

What I see as the greatest threat to America is that
the American people will put political pressure on
their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should.
- Thelma Drake

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

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by
most world leaders despite the fact that more than
half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug

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

Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will.
- Scott Brown

God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders,
And give her peace.
- Trevor Huddleston

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny
in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Our leaders are acting like lemmings.
- Jack Herer

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

Leaders are people who do the right thing;
managers are people who do things right.
- Warren G. Bennis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders are made, they are not born.
They are made by hard effort, which is the price which
all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
- Vince Lombardi

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

We are an age without leaders.
We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
- Oriana Fallaci

Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion
polls but for the consequences of their actions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

And I think the American people look to the leaders to lead.
They look to the leaders to take on the big problems.
And the president deserves a lot of credit for doing that.
- John W. Snow

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

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

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

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open
struggle against Moscow influence.
Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this -
Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
- Earl Browder

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

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

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

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

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

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion;
it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
- H. L. Mencken

We shall never change our political leaders until we
change the people who elect them.
- Mark Skousen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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