Quotes and Sayings about Leadership



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)