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Good leadership consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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

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

Chase Leblanc

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 only real training for leadership is leadership.

Anthony Jay

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

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

Med Jones

Countries that quit producing real products, spend more than they produce, lag in education, burden their middle class with higher taxes, and continue to import billions from other countries, bail out failed businesses and reward bad behavior instead of investing in good businesses, will eventually lose their leadership and wealth

Med Jones

For the desert, a camel is better than a horse. - On Situational Leadership; Stamina vs. Speed

Med Jones

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 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 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

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

John Updike

A person's own definition of leadership defines the glittering crown of his leadership.

Anuj Somany

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Dwight D Eisenhower

An obvious proof of true love/leadership is self-sacrifice i.e. giving up your/one's own interest or comfort just to help others or to advance a cause.

Emeasoba George

Character matters; leadership descends from character.

Rush Limbaugh

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker

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