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Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Leadership excellence requires a balanced mix of paradoxes. Leaders need to be visionary yet practical, teachers yet learners, and believers yet open-minded.

Med Jones

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Jesse Louis Jackson

Leadership is a call to serve the populace/groups of people and not at all a call for the populace/groups of people to serve you. Secondly, leadership is a call to enrich the lives of the populace/groups of people via your policies, programs & projects. It is never a call to enrich your own self. Conclusively, leadership is a privilege to positively impact the lives of the populace/groups of people. It is as well an opportunity to leave landmarks for posterity, that will equally outlive you/speak for you, years after your demise. Now, that is just a food for thought for present leaders/potential leaders.

Emeasoba George

Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Leadership is action, not position.

Don McGannon

Leadership is all about accountability and responsibility, and it's surely not about the ladder climbing, power and position. True Leader takes the responsibility for the well being of his followers and his organization alike.......and that's the big difference between a Bossand a Leader, in my view.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Leadership is all about accountability and responsibility, and it's surely not about the ladder climbing, power, politics and position. True Leader always takes the responsibility for the well being of her/his followers and the organization alike, at the same time.....and that's the big difference between an opportunist Boss and a committed Leader, in my view.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Leadership is always about how YOU lead YOURSELF. The rest comes as a natural result of that. Would YOU follow YOU?

Gordana Biernat

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

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