Leader Quote #60 – Harold S. Geneen
I don’t believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.


Leader Quote #61 – Richard M. Nixon
I don’t think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.


Leader Quote #62 – Lao-Tzu
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.


Leader Quote #63 – Harry S. Truman
I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.


Leader Quote #64 – Benjamin Disraeli
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?


Leader Quote #65 – Mahatma Gandhi
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.


Leader Quote #66 – Winston Churchill
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.


Leader Quote #67 – Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!


Leader Quote #68 – The Holy Bible
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.


Leader Quote #69 – Monte L. Bean
If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in attempting to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me.


Leader Quote #70 – Rabbi Ben Azai
If you have fear of those that command you, spare those that obey you.


Leader Quote #71 – Margaret Thatcher
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.


Leader Quote #72 – Confucius
If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?


Leader Quote #73 – Author Unknown
If you want to be comfortable — take an easy job. If you aspire to leadership, take off your coat.


Leader Quote #74 – Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
I’m their leader, I’ve got to follow them.


Leader Quote #75 – Motto
Impatience is the cause of most of our irregularities and extravagances. Command by obeying.


Leader Quote #76 – Edmund Burke
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.


Leader Quote #77 – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.


Leader Quote #78 – Roger Enrico
In really good companies, you have to lead. You have to come up with big ideas and express them forcefully. I have always been encouraged — or sometimes forced — to confront the very natural fear of being wrong. I was constantly pushed to find out what I really thought and then to speak up. Over time, I came to see that waiting to discover which way the wind was blowing is an excellent way to learn how to be a follower.


Leader Quote #79 – Herbert Clark Hoover
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.


Leader Quote #80 – Ted Turner
Innovate, develop, motivate, inspire, trust — be a leader.


Leader Quote #81 – Robert Lindner
It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.


Leader Quote #82 – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.


Leader Quote #83 – Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and find no one there.


Leader Quote #84 – John F. Kennedy
It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.


Leader Quote #85 – Thomas Wolfe
It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved.


Leader Quote #86 – Henry Kissinger
It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.


Leader Quote #87 – Pope John XXIII
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.


Leader Quote #88 – Roger Von Oech
It’s important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray.


Leader Quote #89 – Lee Iacocca
I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.


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