Quotations on Leadership

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I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Leadership, Key)

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Leadership, Power, Press)

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Leadership, Needs, Understanding)

When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
- Gennaro Angiulo
(Keywords: Leadership, Man, Mercy, Right)

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Leadership, Choices)

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Business, Leadership, Visions)

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
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Leadership, People, Light, Question)

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Leadership, Creation, Job)

Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.
- Chester Irving Barnard
(Keywords: Leadership, Quality, Morality, Endurance)

In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world's children.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Financial, Benefits, Children, Corporate, Expertise, World)

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Leadership, Workers)

Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.
- Warren Bennis
(Keywords: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

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
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Fact, Myth, Nonsense)

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: Leadership, Vision, Reality)

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy.
- Michael Bergdahl
(Keywords: Leadership, Ability)

The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: Education, Leadership, Country, states, United, World)

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
- Larry Bird
(Keywords: Leadership, Being, Respect)

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
- Larry Bird
(Keywords: Leadership, Giving, Play, Right, Will)

This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Leadership, Work, Wealth, Congress)

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.
- Cofer Black
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Now, Stress, Trying)

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Art, Leadership, Saying)

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
- Anita Borg
(Keywords: Leadership, Women, People, Future, Will)

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Key)

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Potential)

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near - do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, People, Advice, Congress, Mind, Party, Will)

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Europe, Prosperity, World, Zone)

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan
(Keywords: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Leadership, Men, Women, Morality, America, Integrity, Training)

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Leadership, Opportunity, Development, America, Training)

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.
- Conrad Burns
(Keywords: Education, Leadership, People, Difference, Gifts, Self, Students)

Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Leadership, Politics, Management, Ethics)

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.
- Ron D. Burton
(Keywords: Leadership, Opportunity, Jobs, Principles, Training)



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