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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen R. Covey

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Norman Schwarzkopf

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is the ability to do, not the ability to state

Paul Von Ringelheim

We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership.

John Kotter

Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.

Max Depree

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate toward some goal which they come to find desirable.

Ordway Tead

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

J. Donald Walters

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Warren G. Bennis

Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders.

Stephen R. Covey

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

James Buchanan

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasgow

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

Stephen R. Covey

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max Depree

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Jim Rohn

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

Jim Rohn

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.

Herbert Clark Hoover

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasgow

Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.

John Kotter

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

Harvey S. Firestone

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

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