Leadership Quotes

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Many people are aware that we are in peril and that there is no trustworthy leadership.

Alice Walker

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.

Harriet Rubin

America is a great power possessed of tremendous military might and a wide-ranging economy, but all this is built on an unstable foundation which can be targeted, with special attention to its obvious weak spots. If America is hit in one hundredth of these weak spots, God willing, it will stumble, wither away and relinquish world leadership.

Osama bin Laden

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.

Warren G. Bennis

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Illegal immigration has become a dominant issue in this race. It's another example of where people see a lack of leadership in Washington.

Brian Kennedy

[M]y administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.

George Walker Bush

If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all, so the people who wear the uniform in this crowd can do the job we expect them to do.

George Walker Bush

America is providing the kind of leadership that the world respects and the world has come to understand; that is what America stands for.

Clarence Saxby Chambliss

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

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.

Ingvar Kamprad

The trouble in modern democracy is that men do not approach to leadership 'til they have lost the desire to lead anyone.

William Henry Beveridge,1st Baron Beveridge of Tug

The present goal of the individual in group enterprises is to avoid dominance; leadership is felt to be a character disorder.

Donald Barthelme

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.

Ibrahim Babangida
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