Friday, March 23, 2007

Leadership Quotes

Christina Baldwin...
To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.

Robert K. Greenleaf...
The only test of leadership is that somebody follows.

Unknown
Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.

Peter F. Drucker...
Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Lao Tzu...
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him....But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu...
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

Donald H. McGannon...
Leadership is action, not position.

Fred Smith...
Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated.

Anon...
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Mary D. Poole...
Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.

Marian Anderson...
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

Harold J. Seymour...
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity.

Peter F. Drucker...
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Unkown...
A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.

Franklin D. Roosevelt...
A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.

Tacitus...
Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.

Tom Landry...
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Max DePree...
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Warren Bennis...
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

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

Edgar Powell ...
No organization is stronger than the quality of its leadership, or ever extends its constituency far beyond the degree to which its leadership is representative.

James L. Fisher...
Leadership is the special quality which enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon.

Chinese proverb...
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.

Donald H. McGannon...
Leadership is action, not position.

Bernd Brecher...
There are many elements to a campaign.Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Anthony T. Dadovano...
A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.

Talleyrand...
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Walter Lippmann...
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

Abigail Adams...
Great necessities call forth great leaders.

Charles S. Lauer...
Leaders don't force people to follow—they invite them on a journey.

Knute Rockne...
I have to get the most energy out of a man and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man. Hate blocks his energy and he isn't up to par until he eliminates it and develops a friendly feeling...(towards all his teammates.)

John Maxwell...
The first step to leadership is servanthood.

Max DePree...
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.

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