Quotes and Sayings about Leaders



"Morale is good; troops are confident; leaders are capable."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Leaders, Troops)

"I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Leadership, Key)

"They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Habit, Leaders)

"Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Leaders)

"Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: People, Purpose, Journey, Leaders, World)

"At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

"The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

"Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

"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
(Related: Failure, African, Leaders)

"I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Leaders)

"Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

"Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Society, Teachers, Want)

"We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Leadership, Power, Press)

"Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Leadership, Needs, Understanding)

"When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy."
- Gennaro Angiulo
(Related: Leadership, Man, Mercy, Right)

"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
(Related: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

"I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

"The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

"National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Criticism, Leaders, Media)

"Leadership demands that we make tough choices."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Choices)

"I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Education, Leadership)

"Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

"But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

"Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Business, Leadership, Visions)

"To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

"The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Faith, Leadership, People, Light, Question)

"We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Leaders, Romantic)

"The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Leaders, Responsibility, Will)

"On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

"Strong people don't need strong leaders."
- Ella Baker
(Related: People, Leaders)

"I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

"I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Leadership)

"All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Acting, Leaders, Right)

"Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Work, Leaders)

"I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Leadership, Creation, Job)

"Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests."
- Chester Irving Barnard
(Related: Leadership, Quality, Morality, Endurance)

"We've got activists all across the country like the members of the Million Mom March organization, some of their leaders are here tonight. We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Mom, Country, Leaders, March)

"As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Decision, Leaders, Perfection, Responsibility, State)

"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
(Related: Muslim, Leaders, Lies, May)

"The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

"But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal, yet they talk about respect and honour."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leaders, Respect, Talk)

"Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

"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
(Related: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

"I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: People, Leaders, Leading)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Time, Freedom, Leaders, Military, Result, Struggle)

"In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Leadership, Time, Financial, Benefits, Children, Corporate, Expertise, World)

"Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Leadership, Workers)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Leaders, Managers, Right)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Fact, Myth, Nonsense)

"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Heart, Leaders)

"Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Eyes, Leaders)

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Music, Dance, Leaders)

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Vision, Reality)

"Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Leadership, Ability)

"For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

"Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Americans, Leaders)

"My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Killing, Leaders)

"The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Education, Leadership, Country, states, United, World)

"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Being, Respect)

"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Play, Right, Will)

"This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Leadership, Work, Wealth, Congress)

"Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Religion, Leaders, Murder, Nation, Race, World)

"Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Leadership, Time, Now, Stress, Trying)

"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Art, Leadership, Saying)

"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
(Related: Power, Leader, Boss, People, Leaders, Past, Today)

"Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: People, Act, Leaders, Responsibility, Sheep)

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

"What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions."
- William Blum
(Related: Actions, Justification, Leaders)

"House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust."
- John Boehner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

"During the 1990s, world leaders looked at the mounting threat of terrorism, looked up, looked away, and hoped the problem would go away."
- John Boehner
(Related: Leaders, Terrorism, World)

"It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Courage, African, Leaders, Order, Will)

"Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand."
- Anita Borg
(Related: Leadership, Women, People, Future, Will)

"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
(Related: Food, Fact, Leaders, Population, World)

"The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

"Business leaders shape public opinion."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Key)

"Leaders should be collaborative, modest, and generous."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Leaders)

"For a long time, I operated under the Chinese proverb that there are four kinds of leaders: those who you laugh at, those who you hate, those who you love and those who you don't even know that they're leaders."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Love, Time, Hate, Leaders)

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Leadership, People, Potential)

"Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Leadership)

"I am going to work with Tom Daschle. And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Leaders, President, Republican)

"There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Leadership)

"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
(Related: Fact, Fight, Kids, Leaders, Republicans, Schools)

"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
(Related: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

"An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

"Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Leaders, Public, Will)

"For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near - do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Leadership, Time, People, Advice, Congress, Mind, Party, Will)

"I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Corporate, Leaders, Party, Will)

"Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

"It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

"Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

"I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?"
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

"We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Leadership, Peace, Europe, Prosperity, World, Zone)

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- John Buchan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- James Buchanan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"We need women leaders. But we need them to have a vision for something."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Women, Vision, Leaders)

"There are no warlike people - just warlike leaders."
- Ralph Bunche
(Related: People, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Men, Women, Morality, America, Integrity, Training)

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Development, America, Training)

"When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Education, Leadership, People, Difference, Gifts, Self, Students)

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

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

"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
(Related: Life, Advice, Leaders)

"Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, Politics, Management, Ethics)

"Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Jobs, Principles, Training)

"We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

"Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Leadership, Time, Character, Country, Duty, Honor, Listening)

"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Leadership, People, Vision)

"Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Tax, Leaders, Now, Office, Running, Senate, Tax cuts)

"The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Performance, Elections, Leaders, Will)

"Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Leadership, Fight, Rights)

"I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Leadership, Attention, Will)

"Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

"The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Leadership, Country, Energy, Independence, President, Right)

"I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Government, Leadership, Opposition, Press)

"I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Leadership, Time)

"And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Money, Hate, Leaders, Questions, Religious)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Change, Government, Leadership, Power, People, Promise)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Congress, Day, Support, Will)

"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
(Related: Dogs, Leaders)

"And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership."
- Steve Case
(Related: Leadership, People, Management, Past, Perspective)

"It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Age, Time, Leaders, Television)

"I think there is value in having practising scientists as leaders of research institutions."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: Leaders, Research, Scientists, Value)

"We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Kids, Leaders)

"Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Affirmation, Choice, Leaders, Worth)

"We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Internet, Parents, Tools)

"I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Leadership, Football, Fun, Want)

"The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Science, Being, Congress, Leaders, Party, President, Students)

"I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)

"We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Leadership, Republican)

"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)

"I've had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They're gaining markets the old-fashioned way - they're buying them."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Strategy, Buying, Gain, Leaders, Old, Support, Trade, World)

"Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse."
- John Conyers
(Related: Judges, Leaders, Violence)

"This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Job, Republican)

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Church, Cause, Facts, Investigation)

"Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Work, Congress, Economy, Leaders, Service, State, Will)

"I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Act, Crisis, Leaders, Trying)

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Leadership, Success, Management, Efficiency, Right)

"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Leadership, Discipline, Management, First)

"The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Life, Idea, Being, Events, Leaders, World)

"Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Congress, Content, Conviction, Deep, Leaders, Party, Solution)

"We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Act, Leaders)

"Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Careers, Leaders)

"There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'"
- Chuck D.
(Related: Leaders, Past, Public, Television, Voice)

"I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Bosses, First, Leaders, Old)

"I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Community, Congress, Country, Force, Leaders, states, United)

"It's getting better and better. You know, guys are feeling more comfortable and they are not afraid to speak up and be a leader. I mean, our team, we have 25 players, we have about 25 leaders, too. So whatever someone says, people listen."
- Johnny Damon
(Related: Leader, People, Feeling, Leaders)

"When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Business, Money, Act, Citizenship, Corporate, First, Help, Leaders, Profit)

"Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Responsibility, Right)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"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
(Related: Love, Compassion, Leaders, Now, Understanding, World)

"You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Leadership, People, Now, Right, Youth)

"Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Leadership, People, Labor, Now, Numbers, Today)

"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)

"We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Business, Democrats, Leaders, Legislators, March, Republicans, Washington)

"There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Hope, Congress, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

"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
(Related: Leaders, Opinion, Political leaders, Result, State)

"I think it's important that the rest of the world know that we're not all the same and that we don't all have the sort of arrogance it feels like they're perceiving from our leaders."
- James Denton
(Related: Arrogance, Leaders, Rest, World)

"It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state."
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: Leadership, Being, State)

"This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups."
- John Dingell
(Related: Leadership, Control, Problems)

"My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership."
- James Dobson
(Related: Leadership, Women, Husbands, Observation, Waiting)

"Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Leadership, American, Energy, Oil, Problems)

"The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Leadership, Thought, American, President)

"We need leadership, and we need it now."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Leadership, Now)

"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Funny, Leadership, Thought, People, Piety, Religious, Want)

"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
(Related: People, America, American, Iraq, Leaders, Pressure, Will)

"The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Leadership, War, Countries, Crisis, Energy, Global warming, Oil, Terrorism, World)

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Leadership, Management, Right)

"No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Leadership, Needs)

"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Leadership, Being, Results)

"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
(Related: Crime, Leaders, Right, Russia)

"I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Hope, Countries, Example, Rights, Human rights, Leaders, Will)

"It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Experience, Leaders, Political leaders)

"Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Countries, End, Leaders, Poverty, states, United)

"Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Leadership, Democracy, Problems)

"It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Time, Conflict, Fact, Fighting, Leaders, Old, Political leaders, Resolution)

"I don't know what leadership is. You can't touch it. You can't feel it. It's not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Leadership)

"Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Actions, Leaders, Words)

"Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Leadership, Right, Trying, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

"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
(Related: Peace, People, Day, Leaders, Want, World)

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Art, Leadership, Want)

"You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Leadership, People)

"All leaders share something in common. They feel they are the only ones who can do the job."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Job, Leaders)

"While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Leadership, People, Decision, Chicago, Dedication, Today)

"Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Leadership, Trust, Corruption, Office, Public, Public trust, Republican)

"At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Leadership, War, People, America, Support, Terrorism, Want)

"We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Age, End, Leaders)

"Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition."
- Cyril Falls
(Related: Leadership, Acceptance, Tradition)

"The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it."
- Cyril Falls
(Related: Leadership, Exercise)

"I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Ego, Leaders, Past, Will)

"Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Leadership, Character, Cause, Principles, Speech)

"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
(Related: Control, Islam, America, Direction, Leaders, Result)

"Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Leadership, Challenge)

"Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Leadership, Time, Nation, Now, Race)

"Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Leadership, People, Ability, Want)

"Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Leadership)

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Leadership, People, Development, Growth)

"If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Vision, Future, Genocide, Leaders, Turkey)

"Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Time, Forget, Leaders)

"By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully - and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Leadership, Country, Wage, World)

"From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Leadership, Children, Country, Right, Violence)

"Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Leaders)

"The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people."
- Paulo Freire
(Related: Trust, People, Confidence, Leaders)

"The American people expect and deserve a government that works and leaders who work together."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Government, Work, People, American, Leaders)

"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Leadership, Time, People, Anxiety)

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Leadership, Time, People, Today)

"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Courage, Strength, Eloquence, Judgment, Leaders, Quiet)

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Leaders, Will)

"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Leaders)

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leadership, Attitude, Actions, Words)

"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leadership)

"The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we're gunning for leadership."
- Louis Gerstner
(Related: Leadership)

"It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Father, Mistake, Acting, France, Leaders, President, Wrong, Years)

"So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Foreign policy, President, Terror)

"If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, Positive, President)

"Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Vision, Leaders, Present)

"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Leadership, Ability, Tests)

"One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Leadership, Ability, Tests)

"Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Leader, Being, Charisma, Leaders, Leading, Study)

"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
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Opinion, Popular)

"But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Leaders, Question, Struggle, Trade)

"A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Leadership, Public)

"We don't have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Democrats, Leaders, Party, Republican, Want)

"President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: God, Leadership, Dictators, President, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Money, Work, Leaders)

"We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Leadership, Control, Moon, President)

"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Leadership, Church, Reform, Trying)

"Good leaders must first become good servants."
- Robert Greenleaf
(Related: First, Leaders)

"I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Business, People, Community, Genocide, Leaders)

"Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society."
- John Grierson
(Related: Leadership, Society, Thought, Appreciation, Relationships)

"The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle."
- Richard Grimes
(Related: Business, Leadership, Power, Manager, Cause, Office, Struggle)

"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Act, Leaders, Pressure, Today)

"Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel."
- Che Guevara
(Related: Leaders)

"Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Leadership, Power, Influence)

"I've had very good meetings with Unionist leaders, Democratic Unionist Party, Ian Paisley and his team."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Leaders, Meetings, Party)

"That Sinn Fein, as I've already indicated, their leaders have already indicated that's what they want to achieve - once we get that credible statement, then we can get around the table and start to move forward, and I'm confident we can do so."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Leaders, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Character, Country, Future, Leaders, Will)

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Business, Vision, Completion, Leaders)

"Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Change, Leadership, Policy, Vision, Country, Revolution, World)

"President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Imagination, Time, Leadership, People, Vision, American, President, World)

"I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Crisis, Leaders, World)

"Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Focus, Leaders, Religious, Spirit, Want, World)

"While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Doubt, Effort, Followers, Leaders, Religious, Struggle)

"I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Leadership, Wife)

"Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Leadership, Being)

"As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Leadership, Example, President)

"Our leaders are acting like lemmings."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Acting, Leaders)

"The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Government, Leadership, Jobs, Labor, Open, President, Public)

"But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Leadership, Excellence, Passion, Spirit)

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
- Theodore Hesburgh
(Related: Leadership, Vision)

"The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Art, Leadership, People, Attention, Care, Nothing, Will)

"If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Work, Leadership, Nothing, Tyranny)

"Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Leadership)

"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
(Related: Change, Father, Europe, Leaders, Man, states, Thinking, United)

"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
(Related: Health, Control, American, Disease, Healthcare, Leaders, Now, Today)

"It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Hope, Iraq, Leaders, Reflection, Understanding)

"How could I get up there and say, 'People, we've got to do better,' when I was the poster child for everything that was wrong? I've always believed leaders don't ask others to do what they're unwilling to do."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Leaders, Wrong)

"God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, And give her peace."
- Trevor Huddleston
(Related: Peace, God, People, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Trust, America, Country, Democracy, Fact, Leaders, Longing, Political leaders)

"Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership."
- James Humes
(Related: Leadership, Time)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Mind)

"The art of communication is the language of leadership."
- James Humes
(Related: Art, Leadership, Communication, Language)

"Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Leadership, Today, World)

"The important thing is that we recognize our President's leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, President, Right)

"I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Now, President, Support)

"Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Action, Survival, Baby, Country, Retirement, Security)

"I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Church, Leaders)

"I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Leadership)

"Leadership does not depend on being right."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Leadership, Being, Right)

"As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand-by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- James Inhofe
(Related: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Community, Iraq, Leaders, Now, Terror)

"Myself, I don't think you will ever get security in the Mideast until you have what on the surface appears to be fair to both sides. You have to have leaders committed to peace, on both sides. One side can't impose a solution."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Peace, Leaders, Security, Solution, Will)

"The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Leadership, Hope, Iraq, Months, President, Speech, Will, Wrong, Years)

"I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Leadership, Women, Power, People, Want)

"Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Leadership, Challenge, Day)

"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Leadership, Job)

"Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Change, Time, Courage, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Leaders, President, World)

"One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Leadership, Character, American, Being, Consciousness, Now)

"The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what's important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Fact, Friends, Israel, Leaders, states, United, World)

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them."
- Robert Jarvik
(Related: Fear, Leaders, Sense)

"Military leaders aren't made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Leader, People, Character, Cause, Leaders, Military)

"I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Leaders, Play)

"So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders."
- June Jordan
(Related: Poetry, People, Leaders, Manipulation)

"I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Leadership, Sense)

"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)

"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Leadership, Creativity, Spirit, Students)

"If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Leadership, Employees, Example)

"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
(Related: Ideas, Causes, Leaders)

"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
(Related: People, Leaders)

"There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, War, Fraud, Republican)

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, Learning)

"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, Quality, Courage, Fact, Leaders, Nation, Past, Public, Today)

"Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, Genocide, Resolution, Rest, Turkey, World, Wrong)

"I think there is a generation gap. I personally look forward to, as our generation becomes the leaders, you are gonna see a change, and I think hopefully gay marriage will be a part of that country."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Marriage, Change, Country, Gay, Leaders, Will)

"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
(Related: America, Leaders, Scandal, Washington)

"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed."
- Mwai Kibaki
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Greed, Privilege)

"President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: War, Earth, Iraq, Leaders, Man, Night, President, Support, World)

"We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Leadership, Goals, Alliance, Energy)

"I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Leadership, Research, World)

"And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz."
- Peter King
(Related: Leadership, Mosque, Muslim, Building, Community)

"As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us."
- Peter King
(Related: Leadership, Afghanistan, Iraq, Now)

"But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans."
- Peter King
(Related: Leadership, Americans, Country, Majority)

"In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must be nurtured along by its leaders."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democracy, Leaders)

"Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia."
- William Kirby
(Related: Knowledge, Consulting, Cooperation, First, Job, Leaders, Research, University)

"Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: God, People, Destiny, Eye, Leaders, Play)

"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Running)

"Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: History, Country, Experts, Leaders)

"Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Vision, Alchemy, Leaders)

"Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Power, History, Leaders)

"Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Compromise, Country, Germany, Needs)

"Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there."
- John P. Kotter
(Related: Strategy, Vision, Future, Leaders)

"When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Hope, Boston, Freedom, Leaders, Martin, Teaching)

"Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?"
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Leadership, Democrats, Man)

"In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Government, Leadership, War, American, Decisions, Effort)

"You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy."
- Irving Kristol
(Related: Idea, Commitment, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Time, Aggression, Fanaticism, Hate, Leaders, Xenophobia)

"A lot of these people, these program directors, just like anybody else in the world, even though they're supposed to be leaders in the world, they're followers. They follow what they think someone else is doing, instead of trying to blaze a trail."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: People, Followers, Leaders, Trying, World)

"Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Leadership, Fight, Name)

"Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Leadership, Children, Problems)

"Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Father, Expertise, Forget, Fraud, Leaders, Moments, Sons)

"The local communities, through their leaders, were able to build a communications network that allowed my work here to reflect the needs and interests of the people within the 9th Congressional District. It's been an honor to do that and we did so successfully."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Work, People, Honor, Leaders, Needs, Network)

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Leadership, Want)

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Leadership, People, Control, Confidence, Gain)

"If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Money, People, Beginning, Benefits, Earth, Evolution, Tax, Leaders, Proof, Results, Space)

"To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Leadership, Man, Mind, Suffering)

"The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers."
- Brooke Langton
(Related: Film)

"The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Leadership, Cause, Congress, Day, Forget, Job, World)

"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Leadership, Character, Effort, Self)

"I can finally go home and tell the constituents, law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that Congress is treating the meth problem with the same urgency and commitment that local communities have been treating it with for years."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Home, Commitment, Congress, Law, Leaders, State, Washington, Years)

"We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Leadership, Commitment, Fight, Law, State)

"In this nation, leadership is dollars."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Leadership, Nation)

"In the area we're discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Leadership, People, Buying, Will)

"I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Leadership, Morality, Responsibility)

"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players."
- Blaine Lee
(Related: Leaders, Magic)

"Molecular collision dynamics has been a wonderful area of research for all practitioners. This is especially true for those who were following the footsteps of pioneers and leaders of the field twenty years ago."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Footsteps, Leaders, Research, Years)

"I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: History, Leadership, Progress, Democracy)

"Character matters; leadership descends from character."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Leadership, Character)

"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
(Related: Goal, Effort, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Work, Goal, Hard work, Leaders)

"The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Development, Leaders, Reality)

"The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Leadership, Determination, Democracy, Direction, Will, Workers)

"Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class, but of a composite layer of corporate leaders, high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional, labor, political, and religious organisations."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Class, Corporate, Labor, Leaders, Now, Religious)

"It's not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Leadership, Party)

"I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Grace, Leaders)

"A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Love, Friendship, Leaders, Religious, Respect, Talking, Value)

"And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top, ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Leader, Revolution, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Victory, Danger, Will)

"I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Dream, Leaders, Problems, Unity)

"America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: America, Leaders, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Leadership, Thought, President, Priorities)

"It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Government, Leadership, Time, Burden, Obedience)

"Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone."
- Ferdinand Marcos
(Related: Leadership, Act, Acting, Loneliness)

"The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Economy, President, Republican, Years)

"I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Leader, Artist, Leaders, Right)

"The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Marriage, Court, Facts, Leaders, Religious, Right, Will)

"And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Health, Leadership, Care, Nothing, Now, Will)

"I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Change, Leadership, Party)

"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
(Related: Fitness, Quality, Leader, Being, Force, Leaders)

"Leadership is influence."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Leadership, Influence)

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Leaders)

"We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Support, Will)

"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
(Related: Love, Failure, Blame, Countries, First, Leaders, World)

"In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say, 'We want to choose our leaders.'"
- Scott McClellan
(Related: People, Leaders, Want)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, Honesty, Ethics)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Business, Money, Americans, Debt, Jobs, Leaders, Majority)

"But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Leadership, Fact, Majority, Republicans, Support)

"Life isn't easy, and leadership is harder still."
- Walter Russell Mead
(Related: Leadership, Life)

"Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Leadership, President, states, United, Vice)

"Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Legal, Society, Hope, Act, American, Civil rights, Country, Defiance, Discrimination, Generations, Leaders, Sense)

"Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, Financial, American, Hardship, Help, Republican)

"It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, People, American, Republican)

"The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren't really talking that much about. Because of the president's leadership, because he's brought it to people's attention, it's now a top issue."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Leadership, People, Attention, Fact, Months, Now, President, Talking)

"Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: America, Blame, First, Leaders)

"It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Cause, Leaders, Majority, Rebellion, Sound)

"Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Leadership, Destiny, Will)

"There is no credible evidence of the current exceptional global warming trumpeted by the IPCC. The IPCC is no longer behaving as an investigative scientific organization or pretending to be one. Their leaders betrayed the trust of the world community."
- Grant Miles
(Related: Trust, Community, Global warming, Leaders, World)

"No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe."
- Henry Miller
(Related: War, Work, Failure, Earth, Leaders, Man, Talk, Universe, Will)

"Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Leadership, Democrats, Future, Sense)

"I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We've got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren't left out in the cold."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Leadership, Crisis, Security, Solution)

"Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Being, Italy, Leaders, Russia)

"Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Politics, America, American, Leaders, National security, Nothing, Today, Troops)

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing."
- Moliere
(Related: History, Books, Dancing, Leaders, Mankind, Skill)

"Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership."
- Earl Monroe
(Related: Leadership)

"Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Men, Leaders, Rank)

"When all is ready, the leaders walk out to the dance place."
- James Mooney
(Related: Dance, Leaders)

"This - the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Leadership, People, Vision, Confidence, Energy, Sense, Will)

"Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Leadership, Right)

"There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Leadership, Time, Present, World, Years)

"And, of course, the fact that Maurice Strong, a Canadian, was in charge made it important for us to pull up our socks and become leaders in this field. Now, here is a field we should be a leader in!"
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Leader, Fact, Leaders, Now)

"Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred."
- Yousef Munayyer
(Related: Leadership, Quality, Fear, Hatred, Humility, Respect)

"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
(Related: Power, People, Common sense, Day, Leaders, Will, World)

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Leadership, Followers)

"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Leadership, Followers)

"Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Leadership)

"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
(Related: Facts, Leaders, Political leaders, Security, State, Will)

"In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)

"It bothers me to read the comments of leaders of the Hamas and others who hate America that their goal is to have more weaponry capable of delivering all types of weapons of mass destruction."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Goal, America, Destruction, Hate, Leaders, Weapons)

"And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Leadership, Freedom, Religious, states, Talking, United, World)

"ALEC is one great organization, I think, for growing future political leaders."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Future, Leaders, Political leaders)

"I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Leaders)

"I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Leadership, Trust, Goals, Class, Economy)

"We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Churches, Leaders, states, United)

"Leadership must be established from the top down."
- Sam Nunn
(Related: Leadership)

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Leadership, Countries, Want)

"Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Americans, Leaders)

"Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Life, Values, Americans, Culture, Leaders, Liberty, Want)

"In order to restore our country to the principles on which it was founded, we need to elect leaders that believe in the principles of the party, not just the power of the party."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Power, Country, Leaders, Order, Party, Principles)

"Leaders grasp nettles."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Leaders)

"Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Women, Leaders, Meetings, Years)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Actions, Results, Words)

"True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Work, Success, Lies)

"Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Life, Opportunity, Difference, Project)

"Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Burnout)

"It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Home, War, Day, Deception, Leaders, Support, Troops, Will, World)

"Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Age, Leadership, Now)

"I have seen for the first time in 100 years of conflict, the two peoples - the Israeli people and the Palestinian people - are ahead of their leaderships."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, First, Years)

"But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Balance, Country, Doves, Hawks, Leaders, Years)

"There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Leadership, Battle, Opposition, Surrender)

"We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Fighting, Leaders, Loyalty)

"Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Time, Fact)

"Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done."
- Vance Packard
(Related: Art, Leadership, Want)

"I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking."
- Michael Palin
(Related: Leaders, Newspapers, Politicians, Problems, Religious, Television, Thinking, World)

"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
(Related: People, Leaders, Politicians, Religious, World)

"We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Leaders, Will)

"It is to be hoped that the leaders of this movement will place the nation above the party."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Leaders, Nation, Party, Will)

"Party domination and State leadership are concepts incompatible with one another."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Leadership, Party, State)

"House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?"
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Family, Leadership, Americans, Republican, Republicans, Vote, Wage, Will)

"IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments."
- John Patrick
(Related: Leadership, Technology, World)

"But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Leadership, Ability)

"You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Illusion, Interest, Leaders, Political leaders, Problems)

"One of the things about leadership is that you've got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you've got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Needs, President, states, United, Want)

"No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Energy, Leaders, Military, State)

"Comrade Deng Xiaoping - along with other party elders - gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures."
- Li Peng
(Related: Leadership, Party, Support)

"Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Leadership, Trust, Quality, Confidence, Cooperation, Honor, Satisfaction, Service, Worth)

"My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Leadership, People, Knowledge, Ability, Judgment, Passion, Philosophy, Service)

"Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: Leadership, Management)

"The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: Leaders)

"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Followers, Leaders)

"My point is cutting spending shouldn't be reliant on the debt limit though. It's something we have to do. The good news for America is, leaders in both parties, the president, believe that we have to have significant deficit reduction. So the intent is there. And I think what America is going to demand is that our leaders come together."
- David Plouffe
(Related: America, Debt, Leaders, News, President)

"The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Science, Journalism, Leaders)

"The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Journalism, Leaders)

"The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Leadership, Attention)

"It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute."
- William Pollard
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Leadership, America, Civil rights, Class, Conservative, Middle class, Party, Republican)

"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
(Related: Age, Thought, People, American, Baby, Leaders, Political leaders, Right)

"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: Argument, Debate, Doubt, Leaders, Solution)

"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Leadership, Failure, Care, Confidence, Day, Help, Leading, Problems, Soldiers)

"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
(Related: Change, Leadership, Conflict, Followers, Grace, Learning, Potential, Results)

"In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when."
- Max de Pree
(Related: Authority, Leaders, Symbol)

"I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: History, Greatness, Country, Ideology, Leaders, President, Want, Wrong)

"We are each other's seventh largest trading partner, we are the fifth largest investor there and likewise, we have a lot of exchanges between political leaders, businessmen, tourists and school children too."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Children, Leaders, Political leaders, School, Tourists)

"All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Leadership, War, Gratitude, People, Americans, Freedom, President, World)

"It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: Giving, Importance, Leaders, Mission, Party, Slavery)

"Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Ignorance, Leaders, Now, Republican, Research)

"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
(Related: Afghanistan, Army, Danger, Flexibility, Iraq, Leaders)

"Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Leadership, Rank)

"I wish we had more visible Christian and Catholic leaders who talked about love."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, Christian, Leaders)

"We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Leadership, Iraq)

"As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Health, Care, Day, Economy, Leaders, School, State)

"There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Business, Society, Talent, People, Charity, Diversity, Doctors, Leaders)

"You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead."
- Tom Ridge
(Related: Power, People, Leadership, Decisions, Will)

"Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Leadership, America, Military, Nations, Now, Oppression, Tyranny, World)

"To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Success, Leadership, Coach)

"For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant, but a military pygmy."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Europe, Leaders, Military, Years)

"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
(Related: Christian, America, Leaders, Nation)

"In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, American, Class, Danger, Deep, Desire, Fact, Land, Leaders, Propaganda)

"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
(Related: Home, First, Leaders, Party, Persecution, states, United)

"Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Leadership, Work, People)

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Leadership, Help)

"There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Leadership, Talent, Growth, Challenge, Now, Weakness)

"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
(Related: Government, Country, Economy, Effort, Leaders)

"Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Money, Options)

"Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership)

"In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Help, President, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Thought, Earth, Leaders, Rome, Years)

"We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Politics, Leadership, Past)

"What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Leadership, Today)

"The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: War, Alliance, Defeat, Destruction, Fascism, Leaders, Prosperity, Salvation, World, World war)

"I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau, numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Democrats, Fact, Leaders, Party, Workers)

"Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: God, Leaders, Risk)

"The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Leadership, People, Europe, Party, Trade, Trouble, Understanding)

"As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine's democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Opposition, Will, World)

"The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Republican)

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

"I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Leadership, Criticism, Honor)

"In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Time, War, Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, Fact, Humanity, states, United, World, World war)

"Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Act, Democrats, Economy, Fact, President)

"We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Sacrifice, People, Class, Democrats, Middle class, Order, Pain, Republicans, Want)

"Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Tea)

"The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn't what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Fact, Nothing, Republicans, Want)

"Until we totally change the way we elect our leaders, until we remove private money from public campaigns, lying will be the de facto method of governance in this country."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Change, Money, Country, Leaders, Lying, Public, Will)

"I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Leadership, People, Old, Republican, Want, Will)

"You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Leadership, Negative, Positive)

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Leadership, Strategy, Character)

"Example is leadership."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Leadership, Example)

"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
(Related: Work, Balance, Giants, Leaders, Missionaries, Spirit)

"As leaders, we become whole when we see that our focused, singular commitment to making the numbers and the metrics cannot be effective on its own, but only when it is part of the whole picture - only when we see that it takes more than metrics to make up the whole."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Numbers)

"Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Love, Trust, Heart, Feeling, Feet, Followers, Leaders, Saying, Thinking)

"Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Leadership, Advertising, Company)

"The trial organized with U.N. participation of some kind will be for crimes committed by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979. That's it."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Leaders, Participation, Will)

"We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it's more a business that's out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Business, Government, Leadership, Time, People, Riot, Running)

"Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Leadership, Being, Choices, Democracy, Excuses, President, State, Suffering)

"I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses."
- Yitzhak Shamir
(Related: Leadership, Power, Society, People, Events, Opinion, Persuasion, Will)

"Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support, are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens. Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their societies peaceful and prosperous."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Power, Leaders, Popular, Support)

"The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Leadership, Potential, Reform, Will, World)

"We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because, in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: First, Leaders)

"One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Leadership, Jobs)

"It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Lie, People, Authority, Country, Laws, Leaders, Prison, Spirits)

"World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Leadership, Success, War, Country, Military, World, World war)

"We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Leadership, Military)

"The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Leadership, Purpose, Man, World)

"Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Thought, Leaders, Today)

"Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Wisdom, Peace, Cooperation, Goodwill, Leaders, Sincerity, Stability, Understanding)

"A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Family, Actors, American, Athletes, Labor, Leaders)

"I am a sepoy and will follow the guidance of my leaders."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Guidance, Leaders, Will)

"Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East - through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Peace, American, Israel, Leaders, Past)

"There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders."
- Alan K. Simpson
(Related: People, American, First, Leaders, Loss)

"In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you're likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Global warming, Leaders, Solution)

"Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them."
- Diogenes of Sinope
(Related: Leaders)

"We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them."
- Mark Skousen
(Related: Change, People, Leaders, Political leaders)

"Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Dedication, Leaders, Remarkable, Right, Vote)

"In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Financial, Balance, Budgets, Leaders)

"When religious leaders get involved in elections, it is usually with a reactionary social agenda."
- Elizabeth Joan Smith
(Related: Elections, Leaders, Religious)

"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
(Related: Leaders)

"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
(Related: People, American, Credit, Leaders, President, Problems)

"At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: History, Leadership, Time, Determination, President, states, United)

"It's an embarrassment that we don't have a broad enough consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place. I could count the members of Congress on one hand that took these issues seriously."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Congress, Embarrassment, Leaders, Political leaders, Reform)

"The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Democracy, Leaders, Mistakes, News, Political leaders, Self)

"We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Treatment)

"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity."
- George Soros
(Related: Leadership, Power, Humanity, Responsibility, World)

"If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems."
- George Soros
(Related: Sympathy, People, Concern, Leaders, Problems, World)

"There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money - and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact."
- Oswald Spengler
(Related: Money, Time, Being, Fact, Leaders, Suspicion)

"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Faith, Blind, Leaders, Will)

"Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Leadership, Men, Women, Minority)

"It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Leadership, Time, Past, Safety, Years)

"He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Leadership, Circumstances, First, Vietnam)

"I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Leaders, World)

"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
(Related: Men, Money, Blood, Brothers, Leaders, Party, Will)

"I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental, Leadership, Development, Awareness, Commitment, Now, Research)

"In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Fear, Globalization, Leaders, Support, Will)

"There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Men, Performance, Army, Commanders, Leaders, May, Right)

"At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Leadership, Time, Control, America, Nations)

"Most of the games don't let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I've been watching these girls."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Focus, Games, Girls)

"Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leadership, Research, Style)

"Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leadership)

"This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leadership, Perception, Hindsight, Style)

"I'm not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are part of a world.'"
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Leadership, People, Possibility, Internet, World)

"So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, Leaders)

"But when will our leaders learn - war is not the answer."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: War, Leaders, Will)

"The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Leadership, Coaches, Difference, Direction, Help, Mentors, Today)

"Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership."
- Daley Thompson
(Related: Leadership, Teamwork)

"I don't care tuppence whether I'm forced into a leadership position or not. I'd much sooner not."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Leadership, Care)

"The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Education, Faith, Church, Leaders, Promotion, Religious, Want)

"But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Sex, People, Leaders, Now, Promotion, Religious, Talk)

"I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact."
- Strom Thurmond
(Related: Fact, Help, Leaders, State, Will)

"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Change, History, Men, Society, Leadership, Opportunity, Progress)

"I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, America, Want)

"Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Money, Extreme, Kings, Leaders, May, Principles, Socialism)

"The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Leadership, Work, Contradiction, Responsibility)

"President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people's faith in the presidency and in government."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Faith, Government, Leadership, Time, People, Country, Crisis, Integrity, Interest, Man, Nation, Presidency, President, Self, Sel)

"A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world."
- John Updike
(Related: Leadership, Men, Quality, People, Goodness, Madness, World)

"Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper."
- Jean Vanier
(Related: People, Community, Leaders, Mystery)

"Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don't find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Enemies, Leaders, Political leaders, Public)

"The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Leadership, Women, Authority, Confidence, School, Sense, World)

"We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership."
- David Vitter
(Related: Leadership, Corruption, Help)

"While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Government, Policy, Congress, Democracy, Giving, Leaders, Population, Support, Voice)

"I think it's a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Action, Values, Leaders, Martin, Political leaders, President, Want)

"When evangelical leaders can persuade the president to be concerned about what's happening in Sudan, or sex trafficking around the world, or HIV-AIDS, that's a very good thing. I am completely supportive of that."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Sex, Leaders, President, World)

"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Self)

"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
(Related: People, Leaders, Self)

"Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Leadership, War, People, America, Israel, Palestine, states, United)

"The only safe ship in a storm is leadership."
- Faye Wattleton
(Related: Leadership)

"Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Fire, Leaders)

"I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Leadership, Power, Development, Community, Dignity, Self)

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Decisions, Leaders, Responsibility)

"Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Power, Work, Motivation, Control, Bosses, Leaders, Productivity)

"I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, Needs)

"I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, People, Act, Now, Radical, Right)

"I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, People, Needs)

"I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, Control, Past, Uncertainty, Years)

"When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Power, Act, End, Heroes, Leaders)

"Most people associate command and control leadership with the military."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, People, Control, Military)

"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
(Related: Community, Leaders)

"Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain."
- George Will
(Related: Leadership, Ability, Gain, Pain)

"Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion, was one of the most revered leaders of our time."
- Bill Williams
(Related: Peace, Time, Compassion, Leaders, Man)

"The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church."
- Charles Williams
(Related: Leadership, Church, Day, Religious)

"We were so bad last year, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in the cheers."
- Pat Williams
(Related: Home)

"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
(Related: Time, People, Heart, Leaders)

"Education is the mother of leadership."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Education, Leadership, Mother)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Goal, Goals, Followers)

"Leadership - mobilization toward a common goal."
- Gary Wills
(Related: Leadership, Goal)

"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
(Related: Government, War, Democracy, Kids, Leaders, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Success, Intelligence, Energy, Leaders)

"But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance."
- William J. Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Character, Creativity, Perseverance, Measure, Tests, Will)

"Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Cause, First, Identity)

"It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Fact, Leaders)

"This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Leadership, Life, Education, Religion)

"Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Time, People, Leaders, Right)

"The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination."
- Rosalyn S. Yalow
(Related: Leadership, Women, Failure, Discrimination)

"We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: Action, Americans, Example, Leaders, World)

"Where are the Muslim people's sponsors? Where are its kings? Where are its leaders? The Muslim people is calling upon you, Jerusalem is appealing to you, will anyone answer?"
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Muslim, Kings, Leaders, Will)

"Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas. Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death. Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory, or we will be martyrs."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Death, Policy, Victory, Assassination, Leaders, Martyrs, Will)

"We are well aware from which countries and through which countries the terrorists are receiving support. In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Countries, Future, Leaders, states, Support)

"Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That's what I've been doing all my life."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Life, People, Civil rights, Leaders, Poor)

"The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Leadership, Affection, Day, Girls, School, Teachers)

"I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Leadership, War, Government, Germany, Saying, World, World war)