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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

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 Leader often leads from behind and lets the followers be in the front, when all is well. The same Leader, when in adversity, will take the front line to protect and defend his followers. For true Leader, the Leadership is not about growing herself/himself, but it's all about developing one's followers beyond their limitations and above their normal capabilities.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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

Un leadership efficace doit être fortement liée à l'empathie, à savoir la compréhension et les soins de compassion pour les besoins de ceux qui sont les plus touchés par votre leadership, les dirigeants sont nés hors de la lumière brillante de la compassion et de l'empathie, tandis que les patrons sont nés hors des ténèbres négligente froid qui manque de l'empathie.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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

Without peaceful international relations, there could be no economic stability and prosperity. On the political front, world leaders and UN veto-holding members could reset their foreign policies and stop burdening their economies and their people with international conflicts. The UN international courts of justice could be responsible for resolving international conflicts. The implementation of this solution requires a strong global leadership vision and action. Unfortunately the US leadership is limited by many conflicting private interest groups and is buried in domestic politics, ideological conflicts, and security issues. It is also unlikely that the global powers will let go of their power voluntarily and the situation will not get better before it gets worse.

Med Jones

“It 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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