Tuesday, July 21, 2009


If people follow you because they have no choice, then you are not leading.
~ Jim Collins

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
~ John F. Kennedy (speech prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963)

Remember that it is far better to follow well than to lead indifferently.
~ John G. Vance

Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
~ Edwin H. Friedman

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams

Good-to-Great leaders never wanted to become larger-than-life heroes. They were seemingly ordinary people quietly producing extraordinary results.
~ Jim Collins

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
~ Faye Wattleton

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
~ H. Ross Perot

Leaders shouldn't attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can't compromise.
~ Peter F. Drucker

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
~ Ralph Nader

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
~ Joe Batten

Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology running smoothly.
Leadership is a set of processes that creates organizations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances.
~ John P. Kotter

A Leader is someone you choose to follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
~ Joel Barker

Leadership is defined by results, not attributes.
~ Peter F. Drucker

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

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

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
~ Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.
~ Rick Warren

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
~ Seneca

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Long-range planning works best in the short term.
~ Doug Evelyn

It is better to have one person working with you than having three people working for you.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are much more successful coming in and finding out what's going right and nurturing that.
~ Meg Whitman, CEO, eBay

His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
~ Lois McMaster Bujold

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
~ Mark Twain

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.
~ Helen Keller

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