Leaders Quotes

Palestinian and Israeli leaders finally recover the Road Map to Peace, only to discover that, while they were looking for it, the Lug Nuts of Mutual Interest came off the Front Left Wheel of Accommodation, causing the Sport Utility Vehicle of Progress to crash into the Ditch of Despair.

Dave Barry

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

Colin Powell

Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.

Richard G. Scott

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.

Henry Miller

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.

Henry A. Kissinger

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.

Warren G. Bennis

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Warren G. Bennis

It takes leaders to grow other leaders.

Ray Blunt

Leaders learn to lead as apprentices in the classroom of experience with senior leaders.

Ray Blunt

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.

Rosabeth Moss Kantor

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

General Colin Powell

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

Rudy Giuliani

Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.

Seth Godin

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

Warren Bennis
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