Leader Quote #120 – Warren G. Bennis
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.


Leader Quote #121 – Sam Nunn
Leadership must be established from the top down.


Leader Quote #122 – Marian Anderson
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.


Leader Quote #123 – Mary D. Poole
Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.


Leader Quote #124 – Lewis Grizzard
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.


Leader Quote #125 – Thomas J. Peters
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.


Leader Quote #126 – Peter F. Drucker
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.


Leader Quote #127 – Warren G. Bennis
Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.


Leader Quote #128 – Napoleon Bonaparte
Men are lead by trifles.


Leader Quote #129 – Niccolo Machiavelli
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.


Leader Quote #130 – Albert S. Johnstone
Morale is faith in the man at the top.


Leader Quote #131 – Lewis H. Lapham
Most of the ladies and gentlemen who mourn the passing of the nation’s leaders wouldn’t know a leader if they saw one. If they had the bad luck to come across a leader, they would find out that he might demand something from them, and this impertinence would put an abrupt and indignant end to their wish for his return.


Leader Quote #132 – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one’s self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.


Leader Quote #133 – Italian Proverb
Never do that by proxy which you can do yourself.


Leader Quote #134 – Benjamin Disraeli
No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.


Leader Quote #135 – Bruce Barton
No man can persuade people to do what he wants them to do unless he genuinely likes people and believes that what he wants them to do is to their own advantage.


Leader Quote #136 – Woodrow T. Wilson
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.


Leader Quote #137 – Publius Cornelius Tacitus
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.


Leader Quote #138 – Edgar D. Powell
No organization is stronger than the quality of its leadership, or ever extends its constituency far beyond the degree to which its leadership is representative.


Leader Quote #139 – Thomas Jefferson
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.


Leader Quote #140 – James Humes
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.


Leader Quote #141 – Groucho Marx
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.


Leader Quote #142 – Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Our contemptible species is so made that those who walk on a commonly used path are sure to throw stones at those who are displaying a new road.


Leader Quote #143 – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.


Leader Quote #144 – Author Unknown
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers — not their minds.


Leader Quote #145 – Sam Walton
Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.


Leader Quote #146 – Theodore Roosevelt
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.


Leader Quote #147 – F. Scott Fitzgerald
People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard. But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher — a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-currents of criticism wash him away. My Lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It’s the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over.


Leader Quote #148 – Eleanor Roosevelt
Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.


Leader Quote #149 – Richard Marcinko
Popularity is not leadership.


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