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Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

William Arthur Wood

Leadership is not about being important, it's about serving something important.

Vanna Bonta

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.

Peter 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.

Peter Drucker

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

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

Dwight D Eisenhower

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren Bennis

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

Marian Anderson

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Stephen Covey

Management is how well it runs when you are there: Leadership is how well it runs when you are not.

Chase Leblanc

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

Old people/Adults are meant to hand over the mantle of leadership to the youths. Then, the youths to the children. Whereas, the children are meant to hand over directly to the posterity (all future generations ahead) i.e. children are strategically located with regards to continuity of every society/country. Thus, never take the children for granted. Rather, do appreciate/value them. I mean, take care of them as much as you can.

Emeasoba George

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold Glasgow

Rule three hundred of obscure leadership if it's your idea, you get to implement it.

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr.

The challenge is that CEOs now think like global investors, while the political leadership thinks like local civil servants. Getting the right policies to attract and develop talented labor, capital and diversify the income sources will determine the prosperity and wealth of the people of each nation.

Med Jones

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Kenneth Hartley Blanchard

The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies all lost their leadership position to newer companies.

Med Jones

The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies lost their leadership position to newer companies faster than their predecessors

Med Jones

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

Elaine Agather

The leadership team is the most important asset of the company and can be its worst liability

Med Jones

The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.

Spencer W. Kimball

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. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.

Warren Bennis

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Anthony Jay

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

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