Leadership

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
 ~ Swami Sivananda

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan

We convince by our presence. ~ Walt Whitman

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
 ~ George S. Patton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine. ~ Frank Leahy

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs

Try another way of looking. Try you looking and the whole universe seeing. ~Rumi

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. ~Rumi

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. ~ Booker T. Washington

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. ~ Florence Nightingale

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

"The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ~ Margaret Chase Smith

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. ~ Nathaniel Branden

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~ William Arthur Ward

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men--the other 999 follow women. ~ Groucho Marx

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson II

Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan. ~ John F. Kennedy

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter F. Drucker

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon

A leader ... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." Nelson Mandela

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ~ John C. Maxwell

We are led by the least among us. ~ Terence McKenna (politically speaking)

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." ~ John C. Maxwell

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~ Albert Schweitzer

You are not here merely to make a living … You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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. ~ Lao Tzu

Don't tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ~ George S. Patton Jr.

A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ~ Beth Revis

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things. ~ Ronald Reagan

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. Robert E. Lee

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. ~ Rosalyn Carter

The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. ~ Colin Powell

Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it's cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government. ~ Ralph Moody

If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. ~ Brad Szollose

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. ~ Tony Blair

In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. ~ Seth Godin

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No guts, no story. ~ Chris Brady

Leadership is an action, not a position. ~ Donald McGannon

Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. ~ Orrin Woodward

Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter. ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. ~ M.D. Arnold

Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way. ~ Ronald Reagan

Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are. ~ Thomas John Carlisle (What about women, Tommy, any honorable women out there in your day?

The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not a bully; be humble but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor but without folly. ~ Jim Rohn

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ~ Peter F. Drucker

When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow. ~ Jerry Porras

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

It is absolutely necessary ... for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders. ~ George Washington

When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter. ~ Winston Churchill

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

A leader takes people where they would never go on their own." Hans Finzel

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ~ John Maxwell

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. ~ Max Lucado

You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. ~ Ken Kesey

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

"The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ~ Charles Schwab

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. ~ William James

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ~ Charles Schwab

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it. ~ Tom Hopkins

Earn your leadership every day. ~ Michael Jordan

To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. ~ Pat Riley

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. ~ Publilius

My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. ~ Steve Jobs

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ~ John Maxwell

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~ George Patton

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ~ Golda Meir

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
 ~ Peter Drucker

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
 ~ Dianne Feinstein

Leading an group is like frying a small fish.  You spoil it with too much poking.
 ~ Tao te Ching

The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.
 ~ Margaret Wheatley

What is needed is people who are interested not in being leaders as much as in developing leadership in others.
 ~ Ella J. Baker, Civil Rights Activist

It is difficult to steer a parked car. 
 ~ Henrietta Mears

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when the work is done, they will say: we did it ourselves.
 ~ Lao Tzu

When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change.
 ~ Rosa Parks

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. ~ 
Aristotle

Never doubt that a small number of dedicated people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
 ~ Margaret Mead

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
 ~ Gloria Steinem

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
 ~ Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, French Politician

True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed…. Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.
 ~ Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.   ~ 
Warren Bennis, Management Consultant

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ~ 
Anne Bradstreet, Poet

You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. I have learned that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power. 
Anita Roddick, Entrepreneur

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. ~ Henry Ford

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. ~ Shakespeare

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a [child]. ~ Knights of Pythagoras

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment. ~ Orison Swett Marden

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. ~Alfred North Whitehead

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. ~Hubert Humphrey

Few great men could pass personnel. ~Paul Goodman

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great. ~G.K. Chesterton

It is a mistake to imagine that potentially great men are rare. It is the conditions that permit the promise of greatness to be fulfilled that are rare. ~ Fred Hoyle

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

The brighter you are, the more you have to learn. ~Don Herold

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said.

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

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle. ~André Gide

He was a "how" thinker, not an "if" thinker.

Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason. ~John Wesley

Listen to your gut ... stick with what you know ... sometimes the best investments are the ones you don’t make. ~ Donald Trump

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. ~Isaac Newton, letter to Robert Hooke, 5 February 1675

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. ~T.S. Eliot

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. ~Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects," Miscellanies, 1711

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. ~ Robert Jarvik

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Gandhi ?

Leaders don’t create followers, the create more leaders. ~ Tom Peters

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate’er it touches. -- Shelley, Queen Mab, III

O, it is excellent To have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. --Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, II, 2

Don't be scared of change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

We Rise By Lifting Others.

Never underestimate a person with passion.

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. - Galileo Galilei

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ~ Ralph Nader

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~ Albert Schweitzer

The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. - Susan Sontag

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs

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