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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 safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

Dwight D Eisenhower

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.

Theodore Hesburgh

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

Theodore Hesburgh

The world is in dreadful need of men who will assume the new leadership – who will have the courage of their own visions and who will recognise clearly that we are only at the beginning of the voyage, and have to learn an entirely new system of seamanship.

Hendrik Willem van Loon

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

Bernd Brecher

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

Pat Riley

True leadership is all about being verbally/attitudinally positive or active, humble/compassionate/passionate/foresighted/pragmatic and proactive all together.

Emeasoba George

True Leadership is meant to be approached/portrayed via positive thinking, speaking, attitude, actions, programs, policies, projects and not at all the other way round.

Emeasoba George

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

Robert Townsend

When the leadership is right and the time is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow--to the end at all costs.

Harold J. Seymour

Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership.

Theodore Harold White

Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership.

Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1960

β€œIt is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”

Nelson Mandela

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