Sunday, May 6, 2007

Leadership Quotes for the Economic Developer

"A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances." -George Patton

(Pictured to left, Plato)

"Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." -George Patton

"Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader." -Tacitus

"No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor." -Tacitus

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." -Bill Gates

"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it." -Andrew Carnegie

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." -John Wooden

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -George Patton

"The President of the United States hears a hundred voices telling him that he is the greatest man in the world. He must listen carefully to hear the one voice that tells him he's not." -Harry Truman

"When a man is able to take abuse with a smile, he is worthy to become a leader." -Nachman of Bratslav

"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." -Henry Kissinger

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

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

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership." -Dwight Eisenhower

"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." -Henry Kissinger

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