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Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Players will get you above average. To get to the elite, you need culture and leadership.

The BJP's central leadership needs to recast the party structure where you openly speak of Hindutva and Indianness.

Building followership and inspiration around female leadership is quite difficult to do.

Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced.

Under Prime Minister Modi's leadership, terror camps are being destroyed, which is breaking the back of terrorists and Pakistan.

When we can export American energy to markets around the world, the president will also be able to use it as an important tool to increase our global leadership and influence, advancing our global agenda and helping to keep our citizens safe.

In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were 'in;' ideology was 'out.'

People looked up to us for our values and leadership. But today, they laugh as we are busy debating whether one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, was actually built by Indians.

Leadership means setting a moral tone.

Unlike President Obama, I would say that I support the long-standing bipartisan post-war belief that American global strength and leadership secures our national-security interests, and it also promotes order and stability in the world. And it gives us immense influence in the world and deters our adversaries and reassures our allies.

I have always had confidence in our front line F.B.I. personnel as well as the F.B.I. leadership.

Trump is in the White House, fulminating on Twitter, messing up foreign policy, mistaking critics for enemies, refusing to immediately and unequivocally condemn neo-Nazis, racists, and other assorted goons - and, in general, failing to provide the nation with a scintilla of moral leadership. This will last until it can't any longer.

Since the end of World War II, American leadership has been essential to maintain world peace. Whether we liked it or not, we were the world's policeman. There was no other cop on the beat. Now, that leadership is gone. So, increasingly, will be peace.

You look at the quality players and look at the leadership we had, and it's easy to understand why we won.

I've always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can't expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.

Great leadership and great companies aren't built overnight, and they're not built without capital. And capital can sometimes be counter-productive to building a great culture.

I think having a visionary CEO is awesome, and visionary leadership is one thing, but you also need checks and balances on whether this company can withstand a very honest and critical look at itself.

There is no finish line to leadership.

When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.

Leadership is more about clarity than it is about control.

I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.

Leadership is a matter of how to be - not how to do it.

I am excited to be working with the dedicated Four Seasons board and leadership team to build upon their reputation for industry-leading customer experiences while seeking out innovative ways to leverage technology that will help spur additional growth.

I think I lead with empathy and connection to our people. I find that the most effective leadership style for me is to just talk and listen. It sounds simple, but it's so effective.

By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, the U.S. cedes power and influence to our rivals. If we retreat on our promises and cede leadership on climate issues, we lose credibility. Further, we lose the ability to hold other countries accountable for a broader range of issues.

We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.

If you look at your companies, and half of your staff are not female, and a decent percentage of them are not people of color, then you are part of the problem because you need people working for you and you need people in positions of leadership who can exercise their bias and who can exercise their perspective.

A leader who is confused or confusing causes too much anxiety, and a leader who is too controlling is revealing more insecurity and a lack of leadership.

One of the best ways to see how critical being present is to effective leadership is to notice what being absent, distracted, hiding something, and/or agenda-driven does to people's ability to trust, respect, and have confidence in you.

Over time, many CEOs realize that being able to quickly and effectively confront conflict in their company is a leadership opportunity because people's respect often rises and falls on whether their leader deals with conflict head on or avoids dealing with it.

I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow.

Leadership is not a basket of tricks or strategies or skills that you pull out. Leadership begins with the quality of the person.

Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners - language, behavior, and actions - are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.

Leadership flows from inner character and integrity of ambition, which inspires others to lend themselves to your organization's mission.

Due to Modi ji's leadership, people's participation in building a base for inclusive growth and a strong country became possible.

The country needs leadership driven by the dictates of national security, not the ebb and flow of political fortunes.

People want to give everybody a pass, but leadership comes at a price.

I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge.

The most depressing part of the 2016 election is that the candidates often failed to show any cultural leadership: any recognition that the world of public policy was important but hardly the only good and necessary part of our shared society.

To me I think leadership is activism. It's giving back to your community, it's investing in oneself, and you know women and children.

I was raised to believe that America was a force for good in the world and that it should take its leadership role seriously.

There's a conspiracy going on online every day between these top U.K. individuals within ISIS leadership out of Syria.

The sad fact is, because we've had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we're having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS.

People of India deserve to be complimented for making the 2014 elections a referendum on the misrule of the Congress-led UPA and demonstrating their faith in a proven new leadership.

A visionary leadership is required to harness rapid technological change for positive benefit rather than allowing to become disruptive and further exacerbate economic inequality.

PM Modi has provided visionary leadership with his focus on the welfare of the poor and inclusive nature taking along his whole team, including states, parties, all schools of thought, all sections of society.

I expect all the players, even the younger ones, to show leadership in their own way.

When I interviewed Paul Bremer in his office, he had almost no books on his shelves. He had a couple of management books, like 'Leadership' by Rudolph Giuliani. I didn't take it as an encouraging sign.

Inspiration is an underexamined part of political life and presidential leadership.

There's a lot of buzz words in the business world these days - Design thinking, innovation, fast-failure, disruption, cross-functional leadership - and at the heart of every one of these concepts is the ability for people to make small moves forward, learn, iterate.

I've been in leadership roles on Broadway, and it's one thing to lead a Broadway company - you're with those people for a year straight, and you're doing that same show, eight shows a week. It's quite another when you carry on the story... You go beyond that, and you ride the wave of a character.

Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership - if you're right about what you're stubborn about.

A C.E.O.'s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I've done that my whole career.

Leadership does matter.

I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership.

The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution - even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher's strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.

Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what's unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.

My number one philosophy for leadership is leadership by example. If you are not willing to do it yourself, how can you show others how to do it?

We went bankrupt one time and lost everything. When I tell that story at my Women's Leadership LIVE conferences, people are shocked. I mean, our house was auctioned off and the car repossessed in the driveway. We had to start over again.

Optimism is the ultimate definition of a leader. A leader has to look optimistically at what is ahead while not ignoring the challenges that must be overcome. Those challenges are in government, politics, world leadership, and even in community life.

I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.

It was funny that rank-and-file evangelicals were ahead of all the leadership. They saw for decades conservative Republicans had made promises to them on issues that were important to Christians and conservatives when they were running for office. But when they won, they didn't keep those promises.

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America's blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities.

I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.

The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence.

U.P. is a big state. I don't have enough leadership experience for such a big state. I requested the party for two experienced associates to help me and work with me.

The tradition that I come from has a great influence on Karnataka. Not just politically - it's also my social and moral responsibility to draw citizens facing bad governance and lawlessness to a leadership that is capable of delivering good governance and development.

Businesses perform better when you have diversity of view in your senior leadership positions. This is not just the right thing to do socially; it's the right thing to do for your business.

Our large size, capital base, robust funding profile, extensive distribution network, diversified portfolio, presence across the financial services sector, and leadership in technology position us very well to leverage the growth opportunities across the economy.

Competition-driven innovation and price pressure that commercial practices foster can only make human spaceflight ever more common and U.S. leadership in this domain ever clearer.

Since John Smith's death and the Blair/Brown takeover in 1994, party members have watched the way in which an elite leadership group has formed in the Labour party, cutting itself off from the party's traditions, values and norms of behaviour.

We believe that leaders should be following the masses. We only ran in leadership campaigns to get our ideas across, to use it as a platform.

In terms of personalities - I don't care about the personalities, I want leadership that's in favor of my principles: free markets, adherence to the Constitution, and equal treatment for everyone under the law.

Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities - in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church.

Equating brutality and despotism with leadership is not an American value.

I worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general.

It's not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.

Through your individual leadership, millions of gun owners across the nation made their voices heard sending an unmistakable message: stop President Barack Obama's destruction of our liberty and restore our Constitution.

In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians.

I think the American people are looking for real leadership. That's what I've done in Louisiana, that's what I'll do in America.

Limbaugh has been warning us about a deep cultural rot in our intellectual class, an accelerating collapse of standards, and the institutions necessary to support and sustain limited government. Yet, the Beltway consultant class and the party leadership would not listen.

There is a sense of call to take leadership roles. You're serving people and submitting to God as best you can.

It was a hallmark of Nelson Mandela's leadership that being open to change made him appear not weaker, but even stronger.

If I come in, and you're an employer, and I say, 'Well, I was a sniper in the Marine Corps. Do you have any sniper positions open?' 'No.' But if I told you that I was good at communication, good at leadership under stressful environments, team management, personnel management, leadership, being prompt, are stuff that I can bring to the table.

I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don't have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone.

Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership - it's an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.

Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington - the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city's avatars of centrism and continuity - Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.

Rightwing organizations like Turning Point USA or Leadership Institute spend considerable amounts of money and time to train students with conservative values how to 'fight back.'

In the past, candidates' performances of 'Christianity' have been strong points for voters, but Trump's ascendancy with evangelicals has eviscerated that expectation. Evangelicals, like other voters, can be very pragmatic about the issues they want addressed by the leadership they support.

Evangelical women are also large consumers of evangelical media and ministries, and their support of these organizations is crucial. Should they shun both Trump and the predominately male evangelical leadership, it may have a ripple effect in these organizations' fundraising abilities and their ministerial efforts.

Leadership is important in politics.

In the absence of honesty from the Conservative party leadership, it is Labour's duty to spell out the very real consequences of a no-deal Brexit. It is also our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent it.

To become a good coach, it is important to be equipped with tactics and strategy. But first of all, you need to have strong leadership.

Leadership is leading by example.

Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause - in our case, girls' education and young women's leadership in Africa.

The world is yearning for strong leadership and moral clarity; someone who knows the difference between good and bad.

The Gaza leadership is stuck in its rhetoric of revolution and resistance. But the people are fed up with their leadership.

In politics, as in business, leadership is crucial.

For more than 20 years, Camfed has supported a generation of African girls and women with access to secondary and higher education, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, into positions of leadership.

As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America's seriousness about the peace process is in doubt.

As with any skill, you have to work at leadership. Watch how the best do it, review what you've done, and look at what you might do.

There are going to be times when we disagree with our leadership, but ultimately, we've got to work hard to pull our leadership to the right and to move a conservative agenda forward and unite as conservatives if we're going to get things done.

I understand from experience that unity is easy to call for, but it takes the right kind of leadership to achieve.

There was this mischaracterization that I ran for leadership to be the guy to get conservatives to vote for leadership. I said I would be a conservative voice at the leadership table.

My goal is to get leadership to bring more conservative policies to the floor; it's not the other way around to get conservatives to vote for something they don't like. It's to get a more conservative product, and we've actually delivered on a number of occasions there.

Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico's leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.

Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak represent the very best of Ford and our culture and built a legacy of leadership, integrity and commitment to excellence that will benefit us for years to come.

Success is no longer about changing strategies more often, but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. And success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support digital transformation.

I am surrounded by exceptional women on Accenture's board of directors as well as my own leadership team.

An important part of my job is listening to diverse points of view at all levels - from Millennials starting their careers... to women at the highest levels of leadership... to my own wife and daughter.

As CEO of Accenture, I am not French anymore. When I'm in India, I am Indian. We are a company with no physical headquarters. We operate on a virtual level. Our leadership meetings are teleconferences, which is why the Board asked me to stay on in France. And I tell others to stay in their own countries.

Football has changed, but my style of leadership, my approach, hasn't.

Every team has leadership. The leadership is the best players. But there's positive leadership, and there's negative leadership.

It's up to you to define your own brand of leadership and your own version of success.

The art of leadership is not to spend your time measuring, evaluating. It's all about selecting the person. And if you believe you selected the right person, then you give that person the freedom, the authority, the delegation to innovate and to lead with some very simple measure.

While President Obama assumes that at their core the Republican leadership team is just trying to do what's best for America, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner assume that the president is cynically trying to secure his own reelection, power, and legacy.

I can tell people a story that they believe in and get behind. So I'm good at the leadership part. But I've always said that I'm a terrible manager. I'm not good at giving feedback.

A lot of our leadership has become acutely aware of speaking more fairly, of speaking more balanced, of recognizing that hate speech in any form, even if it comes out of emotional anger, is dangerous.

There's something about 'Essence' that we more than like - that we really love: the history of the community, the forward-thinking leadership.

You have asked me to lead this nation out of the present wilderness and malaise on to the promised land, and I shall do so; I shall offer a responsive, transparent, and innovative leadership.

Even back in elementary school, I was a leader, but a leader who didn't know how to channel my leadership skills in a constructive way. When I was younger, it probably came out as being more of a bossy little kid.

Very early in my career, I thought I had to conform to one style of leadership - lead by being the loudest one in the room, with the sharpest elbows.

M&A at Microsoft is a team sport for the senior leadership group. They're all involved in it, and we all play different roles. My role is the first centralized business development role at Microsoft.

The captain at international level has to be someone who is one of the first names on the team sheet, someone who has the respect of the other players and someone who has good leadership qualities.

Much of what has gone wrong in the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace is due to a lack of strong leadership, primarily among the Palestinians.

Leadership does take work. And it should. If you aspire to be a leader, you ought to treat leadership as a craft, you ought to become a student of it, and you ought to work at it. And if you're not willing to work at it, well, you get what you give.

I would assert that highly effective leaders are made more than they're born. Every leader I know who's been highly effective has worked hard at it, and they've been students of it. The more you're a student of leadership, the more you figure out what works for you and the more effective you're going to be.

That's part of being a real citizen: always questioning your leadership, not only about what it is doing in your own country, but what it is doing elsewhere. Because it is connected.

The bottom line is, I hear my donors, I hear our base out there, I hear the leadership. And we're taking steps to make sure that we're even more - how shall we say it - fiscally conservative in our spending and certainly making sure the dollars are there when it's time to run our campaigns.

For whatever reason, I've always been interested in those types of things - leadership books and different ways to connect with people in a real, authentic, genuine type of way.

For the support and help from the people of Indonesia that I received during my leadership, I ask for forgiveness if there have been any mistakes or shortcomings. Hopefully the people of Indonesia will remain victorious based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.

In the midst of conflict, I was pushed to step forward. There were groups who wanted to change our leadership immediately. Some tried to force me to take over, but I rejected them.

Having the ability to relate to people is such an important part of management and leadership.

There needs to be leadership in the heartland of America.

It's mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better.

Our country needs a new generation of leadership, and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation.

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.

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

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

Example is leadership.

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.

There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.

In fair weather prepare for foul.

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.

Leaders grasp nettles.

You're only as good as the people you hire.

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Good enough never is.

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.

Strong convictions precede great actions.

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.

What helps people, helps business.

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.

Whatever ought to be, can be.

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

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.

We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

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

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.

There's a void of leadership in a lot of Washington. I think one of the reasons why there's so much angst across the country.

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.

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

My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.

Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

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

Character matters leadership descends from character.

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

The secret to understanding me is, I'm not trying to be anybody other than who I actually am. People want candid, refreshing leadership. And I've always tried to go with solutions. You know, I've always tried to say, here's how we get our economy growing, here's why we get our debt under control. That's what Mitt Romney is offering.

What's missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago - isn't it about time he assumed responsibility?

The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.

Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I'm sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that's important, that's what leadership's all about.

What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.

We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

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.

Leadership can't be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can't fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.

Leadership is an active role 'lead' is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.

Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton.

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.

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

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.

The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.

The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership.

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.

Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America's leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.

If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That's a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.

I want American Dream growth - lots of new businesses, well-paying jobs, and American leadership in new industries, like clean energy and biotechnology.

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.

I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people's needs into account you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.

I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.

I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.

I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences.

Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.

It's really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.

The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.

Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party.

I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain.

I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent - important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership.

I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.

If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.

Leadership is about being a servant first.

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.

Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.

Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.

Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.

We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.

I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership.

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital.

France, after the month of May, will share trust with the current leadership of the United States which, on many subjects, has tended to take useful positions in our view.

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.

Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk?

The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.

I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband's leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.

It's not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the 'Green New Deal.' It's a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.

We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that.

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way.

I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project.

I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.

Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.

By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully - and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.

The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders - who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they're the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China 'opening up' to the rest of the world.

I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don't think they believe that. It's just an argument that's made when you can't confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.

The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn't what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.

Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.

Aren't we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.

We've been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We're just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.

President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.

Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates.

If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you'll have a competitive team.

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.

Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.

We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.

You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.

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

I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.

As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.

I believe that in Europe, we have a collective leadership.

So I think democracy, in the long-term, in our countries will survive if it comes to be associated with leadership, will not survive if democracy plus media brings to us more and more followship rather than leadership.

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active not passive observers.

The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be.

We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League.

I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.

Turnaround or growth, it's getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.

There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.

Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you'll never sit. It may not happen fully till after I'm gone. But I know that the steps we're taking are the right steps.

I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.

Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he's got. He's got to solve Libya. He's got to solve Afghanistan. He's everywhere. And this nation, I don't know why it's not showing the leadership and capacity to attend different issues at the same time.

What nourishes us at home and in school is what inspires us. When we get awareness and learn about the great potential that we all human beings have, we are able to discover our leadership.

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.

There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.

I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.

Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That's not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That's not leadership. That's abandoning our middle class.

I'm not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are part of a world.'

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness.

It's a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.

And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership and you're part of that leadership.

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.

As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president.

The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.

Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into - they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves.

I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires.

We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.

Not everybody is created equal, and it's important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.

You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That's leadership.

Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.

All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.

And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.

Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society.

I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally.

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

In the area we're discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.

In this nation, leadership is dollars.

In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand's had a leadership role in a lot of things.

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.

If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.

So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.

Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.

As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.

Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.

I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.

Well, I've ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I've led. But I think that's part of leadership.

I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.

Leadership is something I was born with.

We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.

I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader.

We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it's more a business that's out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.

Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility.

Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.

One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.

The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.

From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can't be angry all day.

Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.

I never saw myself as an individual who had any particular leadership powers.

I don't know what leadership is. You can't touch it. You can't feel it. It's not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.

We shouldn't be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: 'You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.'

This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn't confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn't confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

If the leadership can't win a debate, then we should show true leadership and implement the democratic will of our party.

We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.

NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders.

Churches need to figure out how they will address the spiritual lives of their staffs and leadership teams.

Leadership cannot be taught. Either you're a leader by the time you're 12 years old, or you never will be.

Leadership is a trait; it's not a skill.

I look for my opportunities, not trying to go outside of my genuine realm, because leadership has to be genuine and authentic.

I think the more women we have in leadership positions, the more women will see examples, can see themselves in those roles.

I'm not giving up politics entirely - I'm just giving up leadership of a political party.

U.S. is a merit-based society... There is no glass ceiling if you have good performance track record and leadership skills.

Engineers have shown to embody a tremendous amount of leadership skills through the collaborative educational environment.

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity.

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.

The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.

Different times need different types of leadership.

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.

A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.

In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world's children.

Boone Pickens should be commended for his leadership on American energy security, and for bringing Ted Turner along on some sensible approaches to enhancing it.

I've been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women's Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women's organization.

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy.

This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.

We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.

The important thing is that we recognize our President's leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.

People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won't cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well.

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel.

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.

There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

We need leadership, and we need it now.

What I've really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.

I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.

But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.

I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.

There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.

I think national issues play into gubernatorial races less than, obviously, in Senate and Congressional races. Much less. They tend to be more decided by personality, leadership qualities and by state or local issues. They still have some effect, no question about it, but not as much as Senate and Congressional races.

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.

Comrade Deng Xiaoping - along with other party elders - gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.

Leadership is working with goals and vision management is working with objectives.

Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.

Music is all about leadership and there ain't really a lot of leaders.

We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.

Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?

One of the things about leadership is that you've got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you've got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position.

At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.

Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.

In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.

You watch television and see what's going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing's going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.

It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.

The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.

I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that's an issue that's going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.

I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way - at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.

The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren't really talking that much about. Because of the president's leadership, because he's brought it to people's attention, it's now a top issue.

It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.

It's not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway.

Life isn't easy, and leadership is harder still.

In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.

Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.

People look for their leadership to lead.

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.

This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.

The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically they grow exponentially.

And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.

I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that's going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became - what it campaigned against.

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.

Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.

History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.

So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don't need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.

Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.

President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.

We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded.

Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership.

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy.

World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.

The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course.

The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America.

America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.

The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church.

This - the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.

The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership.

I made a commitment... both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada.

We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.

The union is much more than me, and when you think the union is you and it's not about who you represent, I think you've sort of lost your morals and focus and the purpose of your leadership.

I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.

I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient.

Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.

To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you - a reason to hope - a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.

I don't care tuppence whether I'm forced into a leadership position or not. I'd much sooner not.

What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.

I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We've got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren't left out in the cold.

The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.

I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.

I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing.

The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.

Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership.

In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, 'Thanks.'

The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.

We have now under President Obama's leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn't happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction.

Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising.

My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.

There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.

I don't agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it's a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.

Actually, I don't ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, 'What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?' It just won't happen again.

My focus as part of the leadership is to keep talking about the independent voters, independent voters - how do we get the independent voters back?

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.

Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.

Twenty-eight years in business and you understand the importance of problem solving and the importance of efficiency, because if you don't become efficient, you don't run a business well, and you are out of business. And I think some of those principles could be applied to leadership in Washington.

As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It's a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it's in the best interest of the citizens.

In terms of the principles of politics, I think I understand well. Thailand needs someone who has leadership, who has the management skills to help the country.

I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.

It's very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed.

I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership - not to punish the individual.

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung.

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.

IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we're gunning for leadership.

Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.

Sport fosters many things that are good teamwork and leadership.

You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president.

Party domination and State leadership are concepts incompatible with one another.

Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.

The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle.

With King Abdullah's leadership and his people's trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs.

Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children.

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has the potential to reshape America's relationship with the nations of the Pacific Rim, enhance U.S. leadership in this critically important region, and provide a major boost to our economy.

I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.

The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents' voices are not heard: those that we represent.

Louisiana's a very conservative state. When we've ever polled this, we've found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it's very consistent.

If we're going to change leadership, we need to do it in a very systematic and organized way.

America is much better than the leadership we have in Washington.

People are starving for truth and leadership.

We have to reform the entire political process. It's got to start with leadership by example.

We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values.

Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.

Military veterans have unique skills, experience, and qualifications that are invaluable to today's workforce, including teamwork and leadership skills, the proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, dedication, and the ability to work under pressure.

Mary Jo and I have three teenagers who are in their last years at home. In addition, I was just offered and accepted a position with Williams College as a visiting lecturer on leadership beginning in February 2017, and anticipate accepting other academic positions shortly.

For years, Republicans have effectively outsourced their thought leadership to the loudmouths at the end of the bar. But perhaps the most extreme example of that trend has been the issue of guns, where the party has ceded control to a gun lobby that has built its brand on absolutism.

Preseason football is hard to evaluate. It's never going to be clean for the quarterbacks. You have to overcome the ugly plays and be productive. It's a component of leadership that is necessary. The guys that make it in the league survive that.

We are strong country with weak leadership.

I love holding myself accountable and being held accountable by my teammates. It's never easy, but it comes with the role of being a leader, and if your leadership is not up to par, then the team won't be willing to work as hard.

We have 57 choices of ketchup and 500 TV channels. Very nearly everything has been disrupted in the country, from how we buy groceries to how we consume news, except for the system that produces the political leadership of the country.

The truth is that no internal reviews or congressional hearings will change the Secret Service's broken management culture. It needs better leadership.

I think leadership is more than just being able to cross the t's and dot the i's. It's about character and integrity and work ethic.

When you look at a Congress that has an 84 percent disapproval rating, that means that for the most part, the people of this country, and certainly California, are looking for new leadership.

It's an American worker's right to unionize for sure, but that being said, don't expect me not to point out when or if union leadership takes advantage of union members.

For a homosexual, he's one of the nicest guys I ever met. And he's good at what he does. You know, he's got leadership ability, and if these people here would listen to him, he would take 'em a long way. But anyway, me and Richard got to be pretty good friends - not in a homosexual way, that's for sure.

I was fortunate to have served in leadership positions throughout my entire service in the Army. I was in my first unit for two or three months before deploying to Desert Storm. I immediate knew I was in the right place.

The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles - decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots - create a ceaseless buzz.

The commercial space industry owes a huge debt to Patti Grace Smith. There might not be a commercial spaceflight industry were it not for Patti's leadership.

For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement's voice.

I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way.

I realize that every time we discuss a job placement and look at a list of both male and female candidates, there's a question that comes up pretty much all the time for the woman: 'Will she know how to assert herself?' It's not meant to be malicious. It's more, 'Will she manage to take leadership of the team you want to entrust to her?'

As the leadership team, we're taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership.

John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed.

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.

Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.

We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.

I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party's leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.

We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them.

Once it gets to a point where it becomes a matter of life and death to occupy a position of leadership or not, with an eye on future opportunities, therein lies the danger.

We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.

In some countries we have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, so the entry of women into political leadership has caused a tsunami.

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.

We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us.

If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that's detestable we have to take action.

The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers... Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.

Leadership - mobilization toward a common goal.

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.

Why - because as a oil and gas small business owner - I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example.

Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.

Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.

Leadership must be established from the top down.

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.

When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.

Be the chief but never the lord.

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.

When placed in command, take charge.

I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, 'Where am I needed most?'

There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm.

One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class.

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don't make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won't do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they'll work like mad.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.

I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

I don't know any other way to lead but by example.

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

The sharp employ the sharp.

The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear.

We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger.

One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily... Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.

The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful.

Donald Trump's leadership, decision-making and problem solving will restore America's role as the undeniable and unquestioned world leader.

Any objective observer will conclude that - based on her ideas and her leadership - Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.

Everything rises and falls on leadership.

Leadership is a choice, not a position.

The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me. I was deeply inspired. I wanted to do something.

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy.

We also can't try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis. That's not leadership; that's a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately weakens us. It's the lesson of Vietnam, of Iraq - and we should have learned it by now.

I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn't. In fact, I didn't even know you were supposed to have one.

Under Superintendent Johnson's leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago.

The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then trying to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.

When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.

We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people - whether majority or minority, or individual human beings - are 'expendable' in the cause of theory or of policy.

In government, our chief executives have been lawyers. The great majority of our cabinets and congresses are and have been men trained in the law. They have provided the leadership and the statecraft and the store of strength when it was needed.

From the very first, it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership?

For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.

When you're in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There's also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.

The cost of leadership is self-interest.

I helped to restore America's leadership.

Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.

I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn't I would still speak to them.

I've been a Democrat, I've been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don't believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership.

I've got to tell you what, the soldier doesn't fight very hard for a leader who is going to shoot him, okay, on his own whim. That's not what military leadership is all about.

I got put into leadership roles very early in life from fifth grade, sixth grade. I always ended up being the quarterback or the leader of the sports teams, and it's kind of benefiting me now.

You're born with some things inside you that will allow you to lead, but I think you have to take the bull by the horns. You have to want that leadership position, and then there are things you can do to develop that.

The book is actually called 'A Mentor Leader, a Different Way to Lead.' It really talks about my experience in the way I tried lead our football team, things that I learned from, basically, the coaches that I played for and my parents about leadership. And it is a little bit different, counter to maybe what society says about great leaders.

In this age, I don't care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony - even vicious harmony - on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.

There's two parts of leadership. You've got to be a good leader - you've got to be somebody that people want to emulate and care about the other people. But the other guys that you have have to accept their leadership. They have to respond to it. That's the chemistry that you never know how that is going to happen.

My parents never ceased to struggle, but in witnessing their lives, I learned more about natural industry and leadership than in any classroom.

In Georgia and around the country, people are striving for a middle class where a salary truly equals economic security. But instead, families' hopes are being crushed by Republican leadership that ignores real life or just doesn't understand it.

There are racial and gender implications to how we think about what leadership looks like in the country.

One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role - some people can do it, and some people can't.

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

Leadership requires the ability to engage and to create empathy for communities with disparate needs and ideas. Telling an effective story - especially in romantic suspense - demands a similar skill set.

I have been privileged to write across multiple facets of my life: to write romance novels, to write memoir, to write about leadership, and to write tax and social policy articles. The act of writing is integral to who I am. I'm a writer, a politician, a tax attorney, a civic leader, and an entrepreneur. I am proud of what I've accomplished.

The thing I'm most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?

One thing we've talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what's the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.

People invest in businesses that they believe have the leadership, mission and team to grow and operate profitably.

Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won't make a company successful.

Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.

Put your leaders in stressful scenarios. Make them figure out solutions under pressure. See if you can make them frustrated, angry, and flustered, and then demand decisive leadership from them. They will be challenged at first, but they will get better over time.

Just as discipline and freedom are opposing forces that must be balanced, leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another.

Anybody who tells you that a two-day conference, you're going to turn into the General Patton of leadership, they're not telling you the truth. But you can learn the fundamentals; you can absolutely understand the fundamentals.

Leadership is hard. It's a skill. It's a technique.

Taking on a leadership role doesn't mean that you only have to be personally ambitious.

I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions. I am wealthy in that the people of Russia have twice entrusted me with the leadership of a great nation such as Russia - I believe that is my greatest wealth.

I think leadership is not something you learn; it's something you discover.

I started doing organizing work as a teenager. I was part of an organization called the 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement at 14.

We have to trust the voices of the community to be in leadership and know what we need for our communities.

We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Frank Raines.

Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters.

I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, 'My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.'

The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It's made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.

This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain't going to happen.

Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.

Whether we're talking about leadership, teamwork, or client service, there is no more powerful attribute than the ability to be genuinely honest about one's weaknesses, mistakes, and needs for help.

Comrade Kim Jong Il, who was faithful to Comrade Kim Il Sung's ideas and cause, led our revolution along the glorious road of victory, braving the severe trials and adversities of history by dint of his unique leadership of the Songun revolution.

Success in the revolution and construction depends on how a party, the General Staff of the revolution, is built and on how its leadership role is enhanced.

A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership.

Our Party conferred the honourable title, 'The Heroic Working Class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il,' on our working class that supported the great leaders' ideas and leadership with loyalty.

The women's movement in Korea is a Juche-oriented movement, which was pioneered by the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and which followed the proud road of development under the leadership of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

We should steadily intensify the work of establishing the Party's monolithic leadership system to make the whole Party share ideology with the Party Central Committee, breathe the same breath as it, and keep pace with it.

When the world faces its biggest challenges, it looks to Britain to show the strong leadership needed to overcome them.

In times of crisis, the world looks to Britain not just for our work on the ground, but also for our leadership.

Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.

Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership.

The great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, putting forward the development of sports as a matter that has an important bearing on the prosperity of the country and nation, indicated the road ahead of the Juche-based sports and wrote a new chapter in the history of building a sports power by dint of outstanding ideas and leadership.

All the organizations and officials of Chongryon, regarding this unity as the great foundation of the movement of Koreans in Japan, should rally themselves around the central leadership with one mind and purpose, and accomplish its patriotic cause, which was pioneered with comradely unity, by dint of comradeship.

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.

My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.

You can't run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.

Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.

Some people have come to admire Stephen Harper's style because he's standing at the top of the pyramid - that's not leadership to me.

I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.

Leadership is absolutely vital if there are comparable countries which can affect the security of the world you live in. Between Lincoln and Roosevelt's time, America was protected by huge oceans and, in practice, by the British navy. Today, it's different, and the obsession of the Obama administration has been for retrenchment.

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.

It's through a leader's actions - what he or she does and says on a daily basis - that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent.

Of course I have said, till I am blue in the face - people don't lack goals, passion, grit, or drive - they lack leadership!

We need to make sure we're creating spaces to create new leaders and new types of leadership.

I think that there is an element where leadership is lonely, but I also believe that it doesn't have to be like that.

Too many talk about a company's leadership, referring to the senior most executives in the organization. They are just that: senior executives. Leadership doesn't automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. Hopefully you find it there, but there are no guarantees.

One of the best teaching experiences Ed Schein and I had when we were teaching at MIT in the 1960s was inventing a course on leadership through film.

I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you've got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.

My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I'm traveling!

I'll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have - leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.

Mandela's heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.

I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that's what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I'm still learning, and I'm still on a constant quest for knowledge.

My height doesn't define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature - and I try to bring that on a daily basis.

It's kind of like those little electric bumper cars where you drive around and see if you can hit the other guy. That's exactly what the country is like now. You no longer have the sense of community. Of loyalty. It's lost its sense of group. It has nothing to do with leadership.

Bill Gates can't control a high-level-energy dog, because his energy is very low, very calm. Very intellectual. A dog doesn't see that as leadership.

My role at Lockheed Martin puts me in contact with extraordinary leaders in many fields - from science and engineering to philanthropy and government. And since we also work closely with our nation's armed forces, we tend to reflect a lot on leadership and how we can inspire successful teamwork, cooperation, and partnerships.

A lot of young people just starting out unskilled, as all Americans do when they're born here, come to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the communities of faith, and the Republican leadership.

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, 'Safety begins in the boardroom.' That's as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.

I think you need to be intentional at times about your leadership - where you're eating lunch, who you're interacting with, making guys feel like you're interested in what they're doing. If it's authentic, then it's going to be an easy conversation and easy hangout time.

I had this perception based on my own frustrations with Washington, but I didn't realize until I launched this campaign how much people are looking for a new generation of leadership and a new approach in Washington.

I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None.

In Germany, they have great difficulty with anything that smacks of cultism or messianic leadership. You can't talk about leadership in its charismatic forms.

There are times when leadership needs to take a bold move forward. And there are times when the leadership needs to act on the basis of what the grass roots say. You need to have your political thermometer constantly in the political waters to know when to give leadership in what way.

As a nation, we face a choice. With parts of the world on fire, can we ignore the despair beyond our borders? Or do we use our global influence and leadership to confront these challenges head-on?

Britain's place in the world is one uniquely suited to thriving in the complex new reality of global politics. We are a key anchor of a rules-based system in international affairs that many across the globe look to for stable and effective governance and leadership. We are a beacon that shines brightly the light of freedom and democracy.

Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.

The American president has a peculiar leadership responsibility to speak out for freedom.

My senior leadership team is half people who have been at GM for a long period of time like me, and others who have joined the company within the last five years from different industries, experiences, and countries. You have a better picture of the world. The diversity of thought is where you can make better business decisions.

I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership.

I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world's best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.

Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.

My best investment, as cliched as this sounds, is the money I've spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.

There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise that every single person in the organisation can be a leader. Titles are important for structure and order, but real power does not come from titles.

A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It's one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.

Showing leadership doesn't mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it.

Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all's going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything's falling apart?

Leadership and greatness comes to those who follow-through. Who stand for near-flawless execution.

In the conversation about women in leadership, male voices are noticeably absent.

For women to achieve equal representation in leadership roles, it's important that they have the backing of men as well as women.

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

Leadership is not about you; it's about investing in the growth of others.

I am very bullish on India because of its people, its culture, and the leadership. I love the culture and warmth of people.

I've learned that positive thinking and encouragement are essential for leadership and progress.

Leadership is hard to train on.

The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.

One of the topics I'm most passionate about is servant leadership - the greatest leaders recognize that they're here to serve, not to be served.

What is the manager's job? It is to direct the resources and the efforts of the business toward opportunities for economically significant results.

Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.

I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.

The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near - do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people.

This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.

The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.

It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home.

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.

Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since.

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.

Xerox's innovative technology and service offerings - delivered through an expanding distribution system with a lean and flexible business model - continue to solidify our market leadership, driving consistently strong earnings performance.

Putin's Russia is our adversary and moral opposite. It is committed to the destruction of the post-war, rule-based world order built on American leadership and the primacy of our political and economic values.

The best thing you can do is learn from those mistakes so that you continue to get better. That's the management style or leadership style I believe in, which is push people to their limit such that they can become better than they thought they could be. That certainly has helped me.

AMD's history is we've always had great technology. We've had periods of time where we've done really, really well, and we've had periods of time where we've done not so well. But most of the time we've done well, it's because we've had a leadership product or some technology where we were out in front before anybody else.

When I step back and look at what's important to AMD, it's about graphics leadership - visual computing leadership - as well as a strong computing experience. We have the capability to integrate those two together.

Outside of my family, I was always inspired by true heroic stories of leadership and survival. For example, the story of the Shackleton expedition, when their ship became lodged in the Antarctic ice pack while exploring.

People finally understood that the role of the social-democratic party rests on its conscious leadership of the mass struggle against the existing society, a struggle that must reckon with the vital, necessary conditions of capitalist society.

Hillary Clinton was a hugely important mentor for me. I don't talk to her every day, but sometimes mentorship means being able to watch somebody's leadership from afar.

Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.

Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don't ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.

Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.

The essence of leadership is essentially taking the responsibility of trying to interpret the future to the present.

A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.

Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It's inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we'll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.

The church wasn't an organization in the first century. They weren't writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership.

Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.

The more I'm pushed in a position of leadership and I know I have to be the mouthpiece for so many other people who can't speak for themselves, the more confidence I'm gaining.

Lincoln's leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.

We never used to blink at taking a leadership role in the world. And we understood leadership often required something other than drones and bombs. We accepted global leadership not just for humanitarian reasons, but also because it was in our own best interest. We knew we couldn't isolate ourselves from trouble. There was no place to hide.

By the 1890s, the leading Wall Street bankers were becoming increasingly disgruntled with their own creation, the National Banking System... while the banking system was partially centralized under their leadership, it was not centralized enough.

One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: 'Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.' Your opinions don't really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.

Some people feel, you make your case, if they listen to you, fine, if they don't, that's it. That's not what leadership is. Leadership is trying to continue to make a case.

We're trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That's who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We're awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.

Churches need to be intentional about reaching the next generation by creating templates for young people to see that there is a stepping stone for leadership in this church.

There's the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do.

An important part of leadership is being able to hold two things in your mind at once: Dealing with the reality, whatever it may be, and focus on hope for the future. Any leader helping an organization through challenges needs to be able to do both.

Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.

Positive leadership - conveying the idea that there is always a way forward - is so important, because that is what you are here for - to figure out how to move the organization forward. Critical to doing that is reinforcing the idea that everyone is included.

I grew up with Microsoft. I know the leadership of Microsoft.

Most of the time, you think the problem is not as big as it is - because it says something negative about you or your company or your leadership. Face the reality: The facts are not as you want them to be.

If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.

In the old world of business, there was often just one seat at the leadership table for women, two at best. That meant that only so many women could advance. But in a world where women recognize the power that they own - and where technology can upend the traditional rules of engagement - one woman winning doesn't mean another loses.

Leadership is a lot of hard work. I hoped, when I was younger, that I would just be a natural leader or that it was something that was innate, but it is really a learned skill.

The legitimacy of the leadership depends on what that country thinks of its leaders.

It is important to ask ourselves, as citizens, whether a world power can provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety.

I love doing impressions of politicians because the task is always to imagine the private lives of these people whose job it is to project an image of staunch, unflinching leadership and grace, and that's just not how human beings, in their heart of hearts, work.

If I fail to remove Marcos and vindicate the people's verdict by peaceful, nonviolent action, my methods will be discredited. And if anger persists, I will be marginalized, and others will take over leadership of the movement.

Benchmarking is an ongoing exercise in any company that aspires for leadership.

Management's job is to convey leadership's message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.

Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating.

Whether you empower one person or the free world, that is leadership.

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.

China is the largest and most ancient of Asiatic countries, but it is not for us boastfully to talk of her right to a position of 'leadership' among those countries.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.

For too long, I equated leadership with a position. I thought leaders were presidents or politicians or celebrities or four-star generals with a horse and sword.

I'd always thought leadership was a CEO or president or person in a position of power. And honestly, to me, that meant a man - because that's what I was reading about in history books growing up.

There are a lot of good men out there who just need a little direction and leadership in order for them to offer what they have to young men and boys.

Followship is just as important as leadership. It's very important that you'll know if you're a great leader because you will have awesome followship. And the people behind you will take that burden of responsibility.

Leadership is standing with your people. People say you have to live to fight another day, but sometimes you have to show you are a true leader.

In 'Henry V,' the story of the assumption of true and responsible leadership by Henry I think is hard-won. He has to lose friends; he has to risk his life.

Companies must put infrastructure in place to support their female employees and ensure that they receive the benefits of male and female leadership.

In one of my recent books, 'The Success Principles,' I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success - and to great leadership.

I've always been about the power of a woman - accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you're talking her body, her voice or her leadership.

Under the leadership of President Obama and a whole host of partners, including nonprofits, foundations, and advocates, the Department of Labor has made historic investments in community colleges, apprenticeships, coding boot camps, and summer jobs.

A well-run organization turns over 10% of their organizations, including senior leadership. I don't have the heart to do that.

Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn't going to bring something up that's going to take up floor time and not be successful.

I work closely with Hispanic leadership.

Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.

The first Friday of every month is what we call Numbers Day - it's the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the monthly jobs report. We have a ritual at the Labor Department - at 8 A.M., we gather around a table in my office, and the commissioner of labor statistics briefs me and the department's senior leadership on the numbers.

We need bold leadership to bring America back to its first principles of diversity inclusion and opportunity for everyone in every ZIP Code, and music is that vehicle to summon our better angels. Music is that vehicle and always has been a vehicle to challenge us to build a better America.

Leadership is not a contest of likeability. Leadership often boils down to making the tougher choices. You are not in a popularity contest.

I don't subscribe to, 'Here are the top ten tips to successful leadership,' or, 'How to learn leadership in ten minutes.' A leader is someone who gives positive energy to others which then results in a better change than would have happened. I think everyone is a leader.

In many ways, leadership is about defining reality and inspiring hope, but if you have these great people around you and they know that what they do is going to be recognized, it can be incredibly powerful.

Often, sustainability is discussed only in the context of energy. Energy sustainability is essential - but the word has a much broader meaning. It means long-term thinking about how we manage our businesses, invest in social spending, and plan for the future. This requires vision and leadership, and it requires citizen engagement.

Like Siemens, the UAE is big on innovation. It has become famous as a think tank for thought leadership in areas of interest to the world - and to Siemens.

Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I'm a pretty pure conservative. So that's a potential of his leadership.

Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles - what baseball calls 'make up' and politics calls 'character' - the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.

If more women are in leadership roles, we'll stop assuming they shouldn't be.

I'd like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement - I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.

Tamil Nadu needs a leader, a leadership. I am coming to fill that vacuum.

Leadership desperately needs women.

True urgent leadership doesn't drain people. It does the opposite. It energizes them. It makes them feel excited.

Leadership is always about change: it's not about mobilising people to do what they've always done well to continue to do it well.

I'm a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don't have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.

I don't pretend there aren't biological differences, but I don't believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it's socialization, that we're socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.

Our discomfort with female leadership runs deep. We call little girls bossy. We never really call little boys bossy, because a boy is expected to lead, so it doesn't surprise or offend.

Our decentralized, localized leadership structure has really allowed for Black Lives Matter structures in their own communities to take on the state and take on some of the most egregious acts against black people.

Having served as both attorney general and deputy attorney general in the Justice Department, I had responsibility for supervising the FBI, working on virtually a daily basis with its senior leadership.

The consensus for a strong, independent Executive arose from the Framers' experience in the Revolution and under the Articles of Confederation. They had seen that the War had almost been lost and was a bumbling enterprise because of the lack of strong Executive leadership.

A good cult delivers on its promises. A good cult nourishes the needs of its members, has transparency and integrity, and creates provisions for challenging its leadership openly. A good cult expands the freedoms and well-being of its members rather than limits them.

I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that's not always true the other way around.

One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I'd like to see that change by walking the walk.

Up until the time I was cast in 'Star Trek,' the roles were pretty shallow - thin, stereotyped, one-dimensional roles. I knew this character was a breakthrough role, certainly for me as an individual actor but also for the image of an Asian character: no accent, a member of the elite leadership team.

More and more I'm finding that I'm reading history, I'm reading biography, I'm reading autobiography for a sense of people who've been able to provide leadership. I don't read leadership books anymore.

We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.

My instinct is to say it as I see it, being a little bit edgy and showing leadership on policy issues.

Speaker Ryan's vision for a confident America, both at home and abroad, reflects his thoughtful leadership.

I am often asked about the difference between 'change management' and 'change leadership,' and whether it's just a matter of semantics. These terms are not interchangeable.

I played quarterback, and it was a leadership position, and even though I'm doing a solo thing now, a lot of my success is a part of assembling this team of people who are really, really talented, and their position doesn't put them out front the way mine does, but it's still a team effort.

I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.

What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.

In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are 'ridiculously in charge,' then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.

I believe UNAIDS' provocative leadership has been critical in addressing the AIDS epidemic and converting it from a death sentence to a chronic health condition.

Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective response with high-level political and diplomatic engagement at both the national and global levels.

Working together with our exceptional leadership team, our Ministry of Health was empowered to make smart investments that could unlock our potential by producing long-lasting health and economic benefits for all.

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving.

One of the greatest things that could really happen to Africa is for us to get rid of the borders and for the leadership not to think that the countries belong to them... We didn't create the borders to start with.

HERE's leadership was recognized by Frost & Sullivan, who noted that HERE stands apart for its knowledge and industry experience, impressive data collection ability, high level of personalization, revolutionary products, and wide ranging partnerships with nearly every OEM and system vendor.

Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.

As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum.

Leadership is not a quantitative thing. People either smell it in you, or they don't.

Obviously, I believe that Rahm Emanuel's leadership has failed. Obviously, I believe we need change.

Washington doesn't have just a spending problem, or just an entitlement problem, or just a taxing problem. We have a leadership problem. Fix that, and the first three problems are solved.

Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.

As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate - and really value - the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.

Today's world requires a different leadership style - more collaboration and teamwork, including using Web 2.0 technologies. If you had told me I'd be video blogging and blogging, I would have said, 'No way.' And yet our 20-somethings in the company really pushed me to use that more.

I think at least my philosophy of leadership is you focus more on the areas you have to improve or the mistakes than you do on your successes. And that's just how I am in real life. I don't want to let down my customers, my employees, my shareholders.

We'll have a sales leader go run engineering. A lawyer go run business development. A business development leader go run our consumer operations. We're going to train a generalist group of leaders who know how to learn and operate in collaboration teamwork. I think that's the future of leadership.

Good political leadership for me involves getting the big decisions right - however difficult, however controversial, however potentially divisive - and then being able to take people with you.

America is best when we come together with clear leadership, expertise, and the political will to take on difficult challenges and get things done. No one should ever doubt the strength and resilience of our country and our democracy.

A lot of these teams really forget that part of success comes with having veteran leadership. You see a lot of teams forget that and start letting go of these old veterans. They don't realize how important it is to have a veteran voice in your locker room or on the bench. It's important to have guys who have been there before.

I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it's almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it's automatically a default that you're supposed to be a leader.

We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That's what leadership's all about.

Leadership has a price.

Our leadership in D.C. should be bold and determined.

In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures.

When the president went around the table to the country's national security leadership, Hillary was clear: We have to go get bin Laden. And our Special Operations Forces did just that.

I don't want to put off negative vibes to my teammates. That's kind of my leadership mentality.

My leadership mentality is to outwork everybody else around me, and hopefully the guys respond well to that and work harder for themselves.

I love everything about football. You can learn so much from it, from leadership qualities to discipline. This sport involves every kind of emotion.

Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, who... has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to the enviable position of dreaming - and achieving - big dreams again.

There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It's constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.

All of the things an arts education gives a young person enhance leadership skills and help raise grades.

As a former minority leader who became the first Republican Speaker of the House in Florida since Reconstruction, I know that leadership is not an easy task.

I can't help but think what would have happened if a divisive character such as Trump were president during the 2008 financial crisis, at a time when leadership, compromise, and careful analysis were critical.

I learned long ago on the battlefields of Vietnam that in a crisis, there is no substitute for clear-eyed leadership.

The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.

I'm proud to stand beside you as a partner and support Special Olympics - an important program that promotes leadership and empowers students to be agents of change.

Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.

There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked.

I see The Rock running in 2020 and being a two-term president. I think he would be great, and I'm joking when I say I think Stephanie McMahon wouldn't be a fine president of the United States. I think she's got the leadership qualities. I see those two as potential candidates, and I see Kane as a congressional leader.

Ann and I were the main writers in Heart. We had the leadership role, and the guys in the band sometimes had a hard time with that.

Leadership is about stepping up when it's the appropriate time and then making sure everyone knows that we're all on the same page.

There is that definition of leadership that says, 'Leadership is convincing people to do things that they otherwise wouldn't have done because you've made them believe it's the right thing to do.' And a great speech can do that.

One of my beliefs about leadership is it's not how many followers you have, but how many people you have with different opinions that you can bring together and try to be a good listener.

While security of national leadership is of paramount significance, expenditure on permanent civil structures at the family home of the prime minister and chief minister from public exchequer will be a burden on their conscience.

I'm committed to winning. The leadership of the Liberal Party is always the gift of the parliamentary Liberal Party, and I never make any presumptions on it.

Our job... as we take forward this mantle of leadership as a new generation is to ensure that we not only bring our party back together, which has been bruised and battered this week, but that... we bring the parliament back together.

For the absolute avoidance of doubt, my leadership will be about unity, drawing on all the talents - with women representing half of the shadow cabinet - and working together at every level of the party.

There's no doubt West Point impacted who I am... It has an enormous emphasis, not only on military aspects, but character development. Whether it's the honor code, or the interactions you have, both with the cadet leadership and the academy leadership, every place you are is a character test.

If you aspire to senior leadership, you're going to have to work hard. That doesn't mean you have to give up everything.

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power. And I try to model that in all of my interactions.

We are at a point in our nation's history when the right leadership is needed more than ever. Hillary has spent her life advocating for poor and working class families. Hillary will help build an economy for tomorrow and beyond; strengthen America's families; defend our country and its core values; and revitalize our democracy.

If leadership is something that is in-your-face, then that is a different type of leadership.

I think leadership is just something that comes really natural to me.

The notion of 'world leadership' is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world's most populous country by 2034?

A more consistent and sustainable relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration. That requires open channels of communication, both with China's leadership and the Taiwanese people.

Our next-door neighbour taught physics at Hampton University. Our church abounded with mathematicians. Supersonics experts held leadership positions in my mother's sorority, and electrical engineers sat on the board of my parents' college alumni associations.

The leadership of Christine Rampone goes without saying. She is the definition of a what a leader is.

True leadership isn't about having an idea. It's about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.

In the '90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.

By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we're going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell.

There is nothing that Bitcoin can do which Ethereum can't. While Ethereum is less battle-tested, it is moving faster, has better leadership, and has more developer mindshare.

American presidential leadership never goes out of style.

If you have small-government, traditional values, you may be considered by your own leadership to be an enemy of the state.

When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.

Basketball Without Borders is a leadership camp that takes basketball to different places around the world, to Africa, Europe, America and Asia. It's a camp that brings players from different parts of the continent to one city that's been assigned as the host city. We've been going to a different city every year.

I very much believe in values-based leadership and that the values that I believe in and try to govern by are transcendent values.

I think in any situation, so much of effective leadership is when it comes from your own personality. And I feel very fortunate to be comfortable in the Colts locker room, where people can be who they are, and they don't have to change it when they show up to work that day.

I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you're essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.

I think leadership is most effective when it's your own personality. But I feel like it's a natural progression as a quarterback, as well.

One of the early lessons that I learned in leadership is that it's the leader's job to always go against the flow.

I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to resolve the problems that we face as Americans and also the problems we face as people on this planet, and I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed.

Leadership is about making the right decision and the best decision before, sometimes, it becomes entirely popular.

Leadership is service to others.

The first step in changing a culture, I believe, starts with the senior leadership team - and with the CEO.

You need to be strategic about how you define your leadership journey and where that takes you.

America must not abdicate its global leadership role in the climate crisis to countries like China.

I feel strongly about the need for diversity, and with good reason. I'm from a generation of women that found it exhilarating to shatter the glass ceiling. We viewed obstacles as opportunities and earned our seat at the leadership table.

The best companies will build culturally diverse leadership teams and workforces with divergent backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas.

Women are problem solvers, and often we don't get much credit for that because the typical image of a leader is someone who's loud, obnoxious, chest-pounding. That's not my vision of what true leadership is; true leaders are the ones who work with great commitment to get something done.

I think people are hungry for new ideas and leadership in the world of poverty alleviation. Most development programs are started and led by people with Ph.Ds in economics or policy. Samasource is part of a cadre of younger organizations headed by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds.

Good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if you've transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then you've succeeded as leader.

Many women try to advance in their careers by having all the answers; by being the go-to person for information and advice; or by building expertise in a particular field. However, as they progress, gain broader responsibilities, and grow into leadership roles, they realize that their span of control is too vast to be able to know every answer.

With the election of Trump, America's soft power has taken a big hit. The United States has moved from a position of leadership in the creation of a rules-based international system to a position of leadership in its destruction and the creation of a regime of global protectionism. The damage will be long-lasting.

I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice, and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.

In all of our efforts, we continue to emphasize the importance of inclusivity and transparency on the part of the Afghan government and leadership, especially in linking nascent local governing institutions to the decision-making and financial resources in Kabul.

Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.

When I was commander of Central Command, obviously we were very concerned about the developments in Yemen, the developments in Somalia and elsewhere, in Africa and so forth. But the al Qaeda senior leadership is under unprecedented pressure.

You have to keep on disrupting. If you let up the pressure, then al-Qaeda senior leadership will come back.

Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader.

A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.

We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership, it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that's where the greatest leaders come from - from the people.

For good or ill, I'm a person of leadership. I do my best. I don't dodge responsibility.

And I think at the end of my life, it's not going to be about what I did for myself, but what I did for others. Maybe it's staying after practice to do hand signals with the guys to help them get caught up to speed. To make it about others - I think that's what leadership is all about, quarterbacking is all about.

I mean, my dad, is really the biggest leadership influence in my life and I believe Jesus was the greatest leaders that ever lived and I think He had the most impact on humanity of anybody who ever walked the planet.

The average American is more focused on leadership than likeability. And more focused on qualifications than quality of speakership.

Voters go into the ballot box with big ideas in their mind: leadership, change, experience, hope.

Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn't something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.

Enter the candidates on horseback: While military leaders can sometimes be dangerous in politics, our best generals and admirals embody the democratic values and leadership skills for which the country is yearning.

The nation's chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors.

There are many things that matter much more than an editor's gender in shaping the direction of the leadership.

Our world desperately needs real leadership.

Leadership is... to make sure you never limit the idea or opportunity.

The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked.

I am very passionate about India's place in bio-pharmaceuticals, and that is what I really want to drive and create leadership for in India because I really think it is possible.

When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.

NPR editors and journalists found themselves caught in a game of trying to please a leadership team who did not want to hear stories on the air about conservatives, the poor, or anyone who didn't fit their profitable design of NPR as the official voice of college-educated, white, liberal-leaning, upper-income America.

Fortunately, the leadership of black immigrant communities has always been present in all black liberation movements from leaders like Marcus Garvey to Shirley Chisholm to Malcolm X and Harry Belafonte. We know this is our legacy.

You need a commitment which is long term and a commitment to leadership, because that's the only way you build excellence.

The principal challenge we face is to go up the value- and domain-skill chain and build a strong consultancy front end and, also, to globalize our leadership much more.

The Vatican's recognition of the State of Israel in 1997 could not have occurred without John Paul's leadership.

If one has no compass, when one doesn't know where one stands and where one wants to go, one can deduce that one has no leadership or interest in shaping events.

One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.

Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.

I'm all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn't the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.

For many years, Myanmar's leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy.

Online leadership is about leveraging digital platforms such as blogs, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other networks to build a loyal following of people who want to learn more about and benefit from your experiences and expertise.

As a business owner, leadership is more than just telling others what to do. Leadership is about the investment we make into others and the responsibilities we accept for being the voice and direction that others count on.

Recognizing poor leadership is a vital skill to help you achieve greatness.

I feel comfortable in a position of leadership, but that's not to say I feel complacent about it. I take it incredibly seriously.

I think the country requires fresh leadership. I do not think I can be the captain to take the country to its next destination.

There definitely comes a time where a fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership would be good, and the Conservative Party has got some great people coming up - the Theresa Mays, and the George Osbornes, and the Boris Johnsons.

I've said I'll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat - two are wonderful but three might just be too many.

I think we so often equate leadership with being experts - the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it's almost impossible for just one person to do that.

It is not about gender, it is about experience, leadership, and vision.

While we need to provide leadership and stability to the world, we should do that through diplomacy.

Thousands of people's lives improved in this country through human rights laws. Individual people taking on the all-powerful state and winning. You'd think a very Tory thing to do. Sadly not, under Cameron's leadership.

I think too much of my leadership is done the bad way.

The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.

There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it.

For citizens to become fully engaged in holding their leadership to account, accurate information is required to see where action is needed, to measure the results of policies and programmes, to build support for courageous decisions and to consolidate political legitimacy.

The Nobel Prize is worth $1.5 million, but that's not the issue. Do the distinguished scientists who win the Nobel Prize need the money? Probably not. The honor is more important the money, and that's the case with the prize for African leadership as well.

It was easy for Sanford to have a bully pulpit as governor. It's another thing to be in the trenches, having to face leadership, and say, 'No, that's not a conservative position, that's not what we're doing.'

Anytime Tom Watson is on your team, you've won. His passion, professionalism, attention to detail, and leadership are unparalleled.

Leadership is so defined by men, and we need to revise that - we need to be able to say that the people we honor are not the conquerors but the peacemakers.

Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed.

President Obama, under your leadership, we do need guns to keep us safe.

It's only under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership that the country can foresee a bright future.

There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.

You can't have force structure without proper training, without proper equipment, without proper leadership, without proper funding to conduct exercises and perform maintenance.

We cannot keep gapping units where we need a good strong NCO or staff NCO and he's not there. They've got to have the right technical, the right leadership qualifications for the billet.

Evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Ronald Reagan - not because he was the most religious candidate, but he possessed the quality evangelicals felt like was most important, and that is leadership.

Seventy years after China emerged from the Second World War, the greatest threat facing the nation's leadership is not imperialism but skepticism.

The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.

I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I've loved it ever since I was on 'The West Wing.'

Once the public loses confidence in a president's leadership at a time of war, once they don't trust him anymore, once his credibility is sharply diminished, how does he get it back?

Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.

As someone who has more than a passing acquaintance with most of the 20th century presidents, I have often thought that their accomplishments have little staying power in shaping popular views of their leadership.

We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they're adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business.

Leadership is something you earn, something you're chosen for. You can't come in yelling, 'I'm your leader!' If it happens, it's because the other guys respect you.

Jared Kushner is Ivanka Trump husband. Jared was instrumental in being kind of an overlay in kind of bringing Trump's genius down to the all the different parts of leadership.

We have heard the Chinese refer to the Shangri-La Dialogue speech at various points. You have a lot of articulations about the top leadership itself about what is the spirit of India-China relations. There is a very clear understanding between the two countries about the defence relationship.

You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.

America's greatness has always been demonstrated by our moral leadership.

Isolationism is not leadership.

We know that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al Qaeda central, including a man who was formerly Osama bin Laden's secretary.

If women are not accorded equal place in the leadership of the Catholic Church and the other great world religions, they will always be treated as inferiors in earthly matters as well.

I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in me to lead Duke Energy. I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of our company's leadership and dedicated employees.

Leadership is a journey - you never arrive.

For women, no matter what career, what path you choose, it's still an uphill battle to work your way up to these top leadership positions. And you're much more closely scrutinized for everything - for things that men are not.

I think America is in trouble, but it's not beyond repair. But it's going to take leadership who sees the greatness of this country and who believes that, once again, we can be one nation under God.

Because of Obama's ill-advised actions, the world has lost American leadership.

There is no substitute for American leadership and exceptionalism.

The world has lost faith in American leadership, and the threats are mounting.

This obsession with leadership... It's not neutral; it's American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it's killing American companies.

If you listen to what Trump says, you will understand the hollowness. Even a top-ranking nation like America is having a leadership crisis.

The entire world is talking about a leadership crisis in India. There is monumental corruption. Investigations into cases of corruption are politically calibrated.

Empowerment isn't a buzzword among leadership gurus. It's a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.

I attended Florida State University on an academic and leadership scholarship, changed my major from biology to broadcasting, and transferred to the University of South Carolina for my last two years.

Exceptional firms have always been good at aligning their mission or purpose with their execution and, as a result, have enjoyed category leadership in sales and profits.

Leadership changes, and evolving marketplace conditions can significantly impact business strategy.

With all the problems we are having, I won't be afraid to tell leadership, 'You need to explain to me why I should follow you anywhere.'

Insight essentially means being able to see things other people are not able to see. This is the hallmark of leadership.

In the category of U.S. interest, Israeli intelligence services regularly share valuable and essential information about the Middle East. As the region has all but collapsed under Obama's leadership, Israel has been a reliable, steady, stable force in the region.

The Conservative party under my leadership will continue to be an inclusive, welcoming party that welcomes not only immigrants but also refugees and ensures that Canada plays its role in welcoming people from difficult situations.

I want to be very honest with members about what I can offer, and I don't want to run in a leadership campaign promising things that I know are unachievable or would be very impractical to try to introduce.

Caucus unity always needs to be foremost in the mind of the leader. During a leadership campaign, it's kind of natural that groupings develop, and now I have to make sure that all melts away.

I ran for Congress in 2012 because I had had enough. Enough of career politicians, enough of political gamesmanship, and enough of the lack of leadership in Washington.

America is carrying out policies against Russia and its leadership. They know I'm among those ready to give my life for Russia and that I have a good army capable of attacking and defending. We'll see who comes out on top.

This is the problem with the United States: there's no leadership. A leader would say, 'Police brutality is an oxymoron. There are no brutal police. The minute you become brutal you're no longer police.' So, what, we're not dealing with police. We're dealing with a federally authorized gang.

Leadership is neither about you or me; it is about something that needs to be done. Leaders figure out how it can be made to happen and get ten or a million people to see that this is the way to do it.

If you don't have the necessary inner balance, leadership can demolish you. Today, if you are a CEO by the time you are 35, you must have ulcers. By 45, you must have diabetes. By 55, you must have had a bypass. People say they have had three bypasses, as if it is a qualification.

Equalities issues are a key part of the Liberal Democrats and under my leadership we would push for them at every opportunity - whether in government or not.

Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed.

As more and more women, men and young people raise their voices and become active in local government, and more local leaders take action for the safety of women and girls, change happens.

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Greatness is consistency driven by a deep love of the work.

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Turbulence is the beginning of a fruitful process of transformation.

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.

If you can't tolerate critics, don't do anything new or interesting.

It doesn't matter how great your original product or idea is, if you can't build a great company, then your product will not endure.

Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone.

In order to remain relevant, you must establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability... When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.

The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs you in the arena.

Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury”rather it's about providing all with a life of possibility.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

You have as much laughter as you have faith.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.

If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.

It is absolutely necessary... for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.

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

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Doing what is right isn't the problem. It is knowing what is right.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Part 1. Our society is founded on a very limited definition of power, namely wealth, professional success, fame, physical strength, military might, and political control.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Part 2. My dear friends, I suggest that there is another kind of power, a greater power: the power to be happy right in the present moment, free from addiction, fear, despair, discrimination, anger and ignorance.

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

When it's tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

I'm not the bravest or smartest person, but I'm courageous enough to dream big, challenge myself and take bold risks.

Progress will come in fits and starts. It's not always a straight line. It's not always a smooth path.

It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you're too well behaved and don't want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box.

Don't be afraid of pressure. Pressure is what transforms a lump of coal into a diamond.

A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.

Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.

Don't ever let the pressure exceed the pleasure.

The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.

Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what's going on.

You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.

There are no road signs to help navigate. And in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on.

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.

Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.

All great and precious things are lonely.

One isn't born one's self. One is born with a mass of expectations, a mass of other people's ideas - and you have to work through it all.

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.

Your job is to create a world that lasts forever.

Control your own destiny or someone else will.

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

The truly important events on the outside are not the trends. They are the changes in the trends. These determine ultimately the success or failure of an organization and its efforts.

There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

Most companies need a Chief Simplification Officer more than they need a Chief Innovation Officer.

Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.

Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.

Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not yet understood.

Standing still = death. The only way to succeed is to be constantly experimenting and innovating.

Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation comes from perpendicular thinking.

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.

Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.

Any conversation I have about innovation starts with the ultimate goal.

Our industry does not respect tradition. What it respects is innovation.

America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

It seems like the world is crumbling out there, but it is actually a great time in your life to get a little crazy, follow your curiosity and be ambitious about it.

We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.

It may be that those who do most, dream most.

Don't listen to the naysayers. Make sure that you're working your butt off. Make sure that you have a very clear vision of where you want to go. Don't shoot for lower goals - shoot for the stars.

You can have the best ship in the world, but if the captain doesn't know where to go, he's going to just drift around and is going to get lost.

Something burned inside me. I wanted to be different; I was determined to be unique. I was driven to think big and to dream big.

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

You'll attract the employees you need if you can explain why your mission is compelling: not why it's important in general, but why you're doing something important that no one else is going to get done.

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope.

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

Immerse yourself in the energy of what you desire.

I have had a lot of setbacks that I have learned from.

Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.

A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.

Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good, that you can make the world a better place.

I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.

To do what you wanna do, to leave a mark - in a way that you think is important and lasting - that's a life well-lived.

We are responsible for each other. I am trying to convince doubters. There is still work to do.

It does not make sense that everybody should duplicate efforts when we could be working together.

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.

Connect deeply with others. Our humanity is the one thing that we all have in common.

If you do every job like you're going to do it for the rest of your life, that's when you get noticed.

Even a small reduction in errors and rework can have a significant impact.

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It's about stimulating them. It's about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve - and to do that with a purpose.

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

'Never look back' is my philosophy.

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.

To achieve something meaningful, you need to know where you are heading and be willing to train hard to get there.

I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

I am the captain of my soul.

The less you talk, the more people think about your words.

If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

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

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

True leadership lies in guiding others to success-in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.

It's impossible to engage people when you're not engaged yourself, and if you're not engaged then why should they be.

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.

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

True leaders don't give consoling answers, they take constructive actions.

A true leader leads by empowering not by enslaving.

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.

Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.

If people believe you have a plan, that you know where you are going, they will follow you instinctively.

True leaders actually do very little leading. Instead, they create and maintain a framework that allows others to lead, create, and grow.

Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst.

Leaders must always put their people before themselves. If you do that, your business will take care of itself.

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.

A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.

One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I.' And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I.' They don't think 'I.' They think 'we'; they think 'team.' They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but 'we' gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.

A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.

I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.

Leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

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

Emotions are not a choice. Behavior is.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

A strong leader avoids becoming over-confident to the point of impaired judgment.

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.

If I won't be myself, who will?

Fear is a useless emotion. Don't ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility.

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.

Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.

You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice - well, then you're going to get fucked.

To be authentic is literally to be your own author, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.

The most important quality in a leader is integrity: doing the right thing even when it's hard.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Good things come to those who initiate.

Every leader has the responsibility to hone his or her integrity. Many times, there are integrity traps that have a tendency to catch well-meaning leaders off guard.

Being a leader requires being confident enough in your own decisions and those of your team to own them when they fail. The very best leaders take the blame but share the credit.

Everybody's got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

When I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.

Just be true to yourself, don't try to put on airs and graces or pretend to be something your not.

People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they're doing something differently than everyone else.

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

The most fulfilled and effective people I know - world-famous creatives, billionaires, thought leaders, and more - look at their life's journey as perhaps 25 percent finding themselves and 75 percent creating themselves.

Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.

Trust the still, small voice that says, 'this might work and I'll try it'.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Scientists have shown that achievement depends less on ability in doing research than on the courage to go after opportunity.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.

But to practice leadership, you need to accept that you are in the business of generating chaos, confusion, and conflict.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.

Not taking failures personally allows us to recover - and even to thrive.

You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around.

Nothing in life that's worth anything is easy.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Who you are is defined by what you're willing to struggle for.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.

You can't be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, and success will come. So don't be afraid to fail.

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Courage is grace under pressure.

No pressure, no diamonds.

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.

If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.

Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight.

Leaders should be able to stand alone, take the heat, bear the pain, tell the truth, and do what's right.

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.

I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth.

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.

Peace begins when expectation ends.

One always expects something else.

We live as we dream - alone...

Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.

Great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.

No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team.

Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.

When people talk, listen completely.

Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.

So much of leadership ability is about how other people experience themselves in your presence. A great leader has a presence that makes other people bigger.

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is universal thing, taught by all religions.

Being a good leader requires remembering that you're there for a reason, and the reason certainly isn't to have your way. High-integrity leaders not only welcome questioning and criticism - they insist on it.

There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization's overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.

Turned on people figure out how to beat the competition, Turned off people only complain about being beaten by the competition.

Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.

The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers.

Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.

You must unite your constituents around a common cause and connect with them as human beings.

Power isn't control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

Sharing emotions builds deeper relationships.

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

Change before you have to.

Leadership is an ever-evolving position.

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Don't seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will - then your life will flow well.

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.

Leaders should always expect the very best of those around them. They know that people can change and grow.

In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.

The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be.

The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity.

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing.

The domain of leaders is the future. The leader's unique legacy is the creation of valued institutions that survive over time. The most significant contribution leaders make is not simply to today's bottom line; it is to the long-term development of people and institutions so they can adapt, change, prosper, and grow.

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Effectiveness is a habit.

Effective executives do not make a great many decisions. They concentrate on what is important.

Effective executives [...] try to find the constants in a situation, to think through what is strategic and generic rather than to 'solve problems'.

Effective executives [...] want impact rather than technique. And they want to be sound rather than clever.

Effective executives do not start out with their tasks. They start out with their time. And they do not start out with planning. They start by finding out where their time actually goes.

All one has to do is to learn to say no if an activity contributes nothing to one's own organization, to oneself, or to the organization for whom it is to be performed.

It is more productive to convert an opportunity into results than to solve a problem - which only restores the equilibrium of yesterday.

Above all, effective executives treat change as an opportunity rather than a threat. They systematically look at changes, inside and outside the corporation, and ask, How can we exploit this change as an opportunity for our enterprise?.

What we need is a way to identify the areas of effectiveness , and a method for concentrating on them.

Effective executives put their best people on opportunities rather than on problems.

An executive who makes many decisions is both lazy and ineffectual.

Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.

I have never encountered an executive who remains effective while tackling more than two tasks at a time.

Problem solving, however necessary, does not produce results. It prevents damage. Exploiting opportunities produces results.

Every analysis of actual allocation of resources and efforts in business that I have ever seen or made showed clearly that the bulk of time, work, attention, and money first goes to problems rather than to opportunities, and, secondly, to areas where even extraordinarily successful performance will have minimal impact on results.

The focus on contribution is the key to effectiveness.

The knowledge worker cannot be supervised closely or in detail. He can only be helped. But he must direct himself, and he must direct himself toward performance and contribution, that is, toward effectiveness.

The focus on contribution by itself supplies the four basic requirements of effective human relations: communications; teamwork; self-development; and development of others.

Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.

There seems to be little correlation between a man's effectiveness and his intelligence, his imagination or his knowledge.

Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective.

Effective executives do not race. They set an easy pace but keep going steadily.

The less an organization has to do to produce results, the better it does its job.

To be effective every knowledge worker, and especially every executive, therefore needs to be able to dispose of time in fairly large chunks. To have small dribs and drabs of time at his disposal will not be sufficient even if the total is an impressive number of hours.

Without an action plan, the executive becomes a prisoner of events. And without check-ins to reexamine the plan as events unfold, the executive has no way of knowing which events really matter and which are only noise.

The people who get nothing done often work a great deal harder. In the first place, they underestimate the time for any one task. They always expect that everything will go right. Yet, as every executive knows, nothing ever goes right. The unexpected always happens”the unexpected is indeed the only thing one can confidently expect.

Is this still worth doing? And if it isn't, he gets rid of it so as to be able to concentrate on the few tasks that, if done with excellence, will really make a difference in the results of his own job and in the performance of his organization.

If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration.

A boss loves power; a leader loves people.

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.

A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.

Inspiring conduct has so much more of an impact than coercing it.

A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can't.

It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.

There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.

A boss says you do it, a leader says Let's do it.

Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing.

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.

You can't sell it outside if you can't sell it inside.

It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.

The cynics may be the loudest voices - but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.

Few things kill likeability as quickly as arrogance. Likable leaders don't act as though they're better than you because they don't think that they're better than you. Rather than being a source of prestige, they see their leadership position as bringing them additional accountability for serving those who follow them.

Kindness is weak when you use it in a self-serving manner. Self-serving kindness is thin - people can see right through it when a kind leader has an agenda.

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.

The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.

Good leaders see more in people than people see in themselves.

What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.

That one can truly manage other people is by no means adequately proven. But one can always manage one's self. Indeed, executives who do not manage themselves for effectiveness cannot possibly expect to manage their associates and subordinates. Management is largely by example.

Disagreement, especially if forced to be reasoned, thought through, documented, is the most effective stimulus we know.

The best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present.

Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.

Leaders shouldn't attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can't compromise.

Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.

A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

If our drive to get and maintain power drains us and strains our relationships, we never truly enjoy our professional or material success and it's simply not worth it.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.

Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.

The highest of distinctions is service to others.

Don't forget to do something for other people.

One of the quickest ways to gain someone's trust is to help that person.

You've got to help others. Don't just think about yourself. Help others.

The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.

Help your people grow and perform at their highest possible levels.

Growing people and helping them to perform at high levels is a key strategy for long-term success. When employees grow, their productive capacity increases. When their productive capacity increases, the capacity of the organization increases-it can do things better, or it can do things it was not able to do before.

The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

If you want to lead on the highest level, be willing to serve on the lowest.

Above all, leadership is a position of servanthood.

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

The leader is the servant who removes the obstacles that prevent people from doing their jobs.

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves.

Servant leadership pumps up the team with confidence, which leads to high-performance.

I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.

Employees of servant leaders are more helping and creative than those working with leaders who scored lower on servant leadership.

When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.

Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.

The teacher who awakens and encourages in students a sense of possibility and responsibility is, to me, the ultimate leader.

Knowledge is useless to executives unless it has been translated into deeds.

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

Are leaders born or made? This is a false dichotomy - leaders are neither born nor made. Leaders choose to be leaders.

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.

For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school.

It's not the absence of leadership potential that inhibits the development of more leaders; it's the persistence of the myth that leadership can't be learned. This haunting myth is a far more powerful deterrent to leadership development than is the nature of the person or the basics of the leadership process.

Part of company culture is path-dependent - it's the lessons you learn along the way.

Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth.

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.

The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.

Being humble doesn't mean that you lack self-confidence, or that you never stand up for your own opinions or principles. It does mean recognizing that you don't know everything - and that you're willing to learn from others.

When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.

Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

It takes two flints to make a fire.

The effective executive does not make staffing decisions to minimize weaknesses but to maximize strength.

Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.

In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.

The most effective leaders aren't extraverts or introverts. They're ambiverts: people who strike a balance of talking and listening.

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Leadership and management are not synonymous.

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then, you have to play it better than anyone else.

Motivation comes from working on things we care about.

In your actions, don't procrastinate. In your conversations, don't confuse. In your thoughts, don't wander. In your soul, don't be passive or aggressive. In your life, don't be all about business.

Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.

All employees have an innate desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves.

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.

Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.

My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.

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

I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others' work. It's a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak.

Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.

Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.

Even in a crowded room, likable leaders make people feel like they're having a one-on-one conversation, as if they're the only person in the room that matters. And, for that moment, they are. Likable leaders communicate on a very personal, emotional level.

People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That's the new talent contract.

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations.

Great Groups need to know that the person at the top will fight like a tiger for them.

Courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

We don't build services to make money; we make money to build better services.

I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

To lead people, walk behind them.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

All leaders are readers.

Hire character. Train skill.

The greatest deficiency of any CEO is also the most critical of skills: clarity.

Act or do not act, but do not hedge.

What gets measured gets improved.

Faster. Stronger. Smarter. More humble. Less ego.

Ego clouds and disrupts everything.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

One voice can change a room.

Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.

If your objective is to be as good as you can be, then you're going to want criticism.

Make people feel like the hero of their journey and they will do more.

The test of organization is not genius. It is its capacity to make common people achieve uncommon performance.

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.

Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it. Start doing it.

To be more requires a man who is conceited enough to believe that the world really needs him and depends on his getting into power.

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Leadership is a mindset in action. So don't wait for the title. Leadership isn't something that anyone can give you - you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.

It's not about money or connections - it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.

You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.

To the highest leadership among women it is given to hold steadily in one hand the sacred vessels that hold the ancient sanctities of life, and in the other a flaming torch to light the way for oncoming generations.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

A year from now you will wish you had started today.

The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.

It's your unlimited power to create and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find the happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Leaders don't force people to follow - they invite them on a journey.

Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

You either run with lions or walk with sheep.

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu walked by a construction site on a temporary sidewalk the width of one person. A white man appeared at the other end, recognized Tutu, and said, 'I don't make way for gorillas.' At which Tutu stepped aside, made a deep sweeping gesture, and said, 'Ah, yes, but I do.'

Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you.

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.

A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.

A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

You are judged in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.

If you are rich and powerful but unhappy, what's the point of being rich and powerful?

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

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

More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.

There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.

It is not so much that man is a herd animal, said Freud, but that he is a horde animal led by a chief.

Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Leadership is not just about giving energy... it's unleashing other people's energy.

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.

Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.

Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.

If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action.

Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.

There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely - all your skills, gifts and energies - in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming.

Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.

The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

A boss has the title, a leader has the people.

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.

Anyone, anywhere, can make a positive difference.

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

Do what is right, not what is easy.

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Set and maintain high standards. If you have to be hard on people, do it with love and a genuine wish for them to improve. Praise people when they hit the standard.

A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.

Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

You don't need a title to be a leader.

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.

Leadership is an action, not a position.

Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

Leadership is like third grade: it means repeating the significant things.

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.

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

Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.

Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

The cautious seldom err.

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.

Earn your leadership every day.

Faith moves mountains, love transforms hearts.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

A king is one who fears nothing.

Leaders live by choice, not by accident.

The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?

You manage things; you lead people.