Leader Quote #150 – Woodrow T. Wilson
Power consists in one’s capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, leading by reason and a gift of cooperation.
Leader Quote #151 – Abraham Lincoln
Public sentiment is everything, without it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.
Leader Quote #152 – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
Leader Quote #153 – Peter F. Drucker
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Leader Quote #154 – Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Leader Quote #155 – Gerard C. Ekedal
Recognition is the greatest motivator.
Leader Quote #156 – Marshall Field
Right or wrong, the customer is always right.
Leader Quote #157 – George F. Will
Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country: President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.
Leader Quote #158 – Arthur W. Newcomb
Show me the leader and I will know his men. Show me the men and I will know their leader.
Leader Quote #159 – Amos Parrish
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Leader Quote #160 – Norman Allen
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader’s success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
Leader Quote #161 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay.
Leader Quote #162 – Author Unknown
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
Leader Quote #163 – Arthur C. Frantzreb
Successful philanthropy ought to be the by-product of good management.
Leader Quote #164 – Thomas Carlyle
Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
Leader Quote #165 – Helmut Thielicke
Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellow men and I will tell you how much you have loved them.
Leader Quote #166 – Lord Melbourne
That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.
Leader Quote #167 – Christopher Marlowe
That perfect bliss and sole felicity, the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.
Leader Quote #168 – John D. Rockefeller
The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
Leader Quote #169 – Theodore Roosevelt
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Leader Quote #170 – Author Unknown
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.
Leader Quote #171 – Amos Parrish
The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.
Leader Quote #172 – Zen Saying
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves.
Leader Quote #173 – Thomas J. Peters
The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.
Leader Quote #174 – Gordon H. Selfridge
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says “I”; The leader says “WE”. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, “GO”; the leader says lets, “GO!”
Leader Quote #175 – 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.
Leader Quote #176 – John F. Kennedy
The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, “You’ll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.” I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.
Leader Quote #177 – Emerson F. Andrews
The deep rewards of giving go to those who give out of a concern for others, and take pains to see that their giving is wisely done, to meet real needs and seize promising opportunities.
Leader Quote #178 – Walter Lippmann
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Leader Quote #179 – Joe Batten
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
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