‘I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.’ – Alexander the Great

‘The cautious seldom err.’ – Confucius

‘A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.’ – Lao Tzu

‘When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.’ – Colin Powell

‘It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.’ – Henry Ford

‘Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.’ – Dwight D. Eisenhower

‘Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’ – Steve Jobs

‘Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

‘A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.’ – Thomas Sowell

‘Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.’ – J. P. Morgan

‘Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.’ – John F. Kennedy

‘Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.’ – Peter Drucker

‘If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.’ – Thomas Aquinas

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

‘A leader is a dealer in hope.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

‘A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.’ – Max Lucado

‘Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.’ – Chris Hadfield

‘Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.’ – Warren Bennis

‘When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.’ – Roy E. Disney

‘Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.’ – Jean-Paul Sartre

‘The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.’ – Ray Kroc

‘No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.’ – Andrew Carnegie

‘I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘Where there is no vision, there is no hope.’ – George Washington Carver

‘A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.’ – Arnold H. Glasow

‘Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.’ – Bill Bradley

‘He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.’ – Sun Tzu

‘Clarity affords focus.’ – Thomas Leonard

‘Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.’ – Bernard Baruch

‘In fair weather prepare for foul.’ – Thomas Fuller

‘The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.’ – Tony Blair

‘Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.’ – Harold S. Geneen

‘If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.’ – Tom Peters

‘Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.’ – Stephen Covey

‘Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.’ – W. Clement Stone

‘Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.’ – Henry J. Kaiser

‘Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.’ – Jim Rohn

‘Example is leadership.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.’ – William James

‘Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.’ – David Joseph Schwartz

‘Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.’ – Henry Ward Beecher

‘The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.’ – Henry Kissinger

‘Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.’ – Mitt Romney

‘The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.’ – Mary Kay Ash

‘Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.’ – George W. Bush

‘The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.’ – Casey Stengel

‘Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.’ – Chester W. Nimitz

‘To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.’ – Aristotle Onassis

‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.’ – Margaret Fuller

‘Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.’ – John D. Rockefeller

‘Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.’ – Paul Hawken

‘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

‘Lead, follow, or get out of the way.’ – Laurence J. Peter

‘Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.’ – E. Joseph Cossman

‘My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.’ – Duke Ellington

‘Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.’ – Tom Hopkins

‘The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.’ – Barbara Sher

‘Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.’ – Henry Miller

‘Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.’ – Bo Bennett

‘Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.’ – Nolan Bushnell

‘I have always supported measures and principles and not men.’ – Davy Crockett

‘It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.’ – Dee Hock

‘What helps people, helps business.’ – Leo Burnett

‘A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.’ – Golda Meir

‘If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.’ – Chesty Puller

‘I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.’ – Don Shula

‘One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.’ – Stefan Zweig

‘Leadership does not depend on being right.’ – Ivan Illich

‘It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.’ – Daniel Defoe

‘To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.’ – John H. Johnson

‘Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.’ – Steve Ballmer

‘No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.’ – Thomas Szasz

‘The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.’ – J. Paul Getty

‘Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.’ – James Cash Penney

‘Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.’ – Peter Drucker

‘Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.’ – Michael Eisner

‘When placed in command, take charge.’ – Norman Schwarzkopf

‘I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.’ – Vladimir Horowitz

‘Strong convictions precede great actions.’ – James Freeman Clarke

‘The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.’ – Cyril Falls

‘Leaders grasp nettles.’ – David Ogilvy

‘High expectations are the key to everything.’ – Sam Walton

‘When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

‘I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.’ – R. Buckminster Fuller

‘The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.’ – Charles de Gaulle

‘There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.’ – Chuck Tanner

‘You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.’ – An Wang

‘A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.’ – Henry Kissinger

‘The sharp employ the sharp.’ – Douglas William Jerrold

‘Leadership is influence.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.’ – Vaclav Havel

‘Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.’ – Steve Jobs

‘People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

‘Don’t find fault, find a remedy.’ – Henry Ford

‘The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.’ – Andrew Carnegie

‘A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.’ – J. P. Morgan

‘How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.’ – David Joseph Schwartz

‘Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.’ – Peter Drucker

‘A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

‘If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.’ – Thomas Fuller

‘Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.’ – Tom Peters

‘You’re only as good as the people you hire.’ – Ray Kroc

‘Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.’ – Marco Rubio

‘Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.’ – Warren Bennis

‘If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.’ – William James

‘No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.’ – W. Clement Stone

‘Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.’ – Barbara Sher

‘You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.’ – Phil Crosby

‘People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.’ – Harold S. Geneen

‘The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.’ – Ken Olsen

‘It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.’ – Henry Kissinger

‘Get the best people and train them well.’ – Scott McNealy

‘Be the chief but never the lord.’ – Lao Tzu

‘Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.’ – Jim Rohn

‘Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.’ – Andy Grove

‘Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.’ – E. Joseph Cossman

‘If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.’ – Harvey S. Firestone

‘I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.’ – Newt Gingrich

‘You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.’ – Major Owens

‘You have to think anyway, so why not think big?’ – Donald Trump

‘Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.’ – Simon Sinek

‘Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.’ – Harvey S. Firestone

‘The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.’ – Ken Blanchard

‘The biggest part of leadership is that you lead by example with your performance first and foremost.’ – Jude Bellingham

‘Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.’ – Mwai Kibaki

‘God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.’ – Charles Stanley

‘The art of communication is the language of leadership.’ – James Humes

‘The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful.’ – Jon Taffer

‘The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.’ – James Buchanan

‘Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.’ – Alan Mulally

‘There is no force in the world that can block the powerful march of our army and people, who are holding high the banner of the suns of great Comrade Kim Il Sung and great Comrade Kim Jong Il and continuing to advance under the leadership of the party and with strong faith in sure victory.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.’ – Harry S Truman

‘I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.’ – Howard Schultz

‘Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit. It may not happen fully till after I’m gone. But I know that the steps we’re taking are the right steps.’ – Jennifer Granholm

‘In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.’ – Barack Obama

‘I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.’ – Kobe Bryant

‘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 other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.’ – Ferdinand Marcos

‘If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.’ – Marco Rubio

‘The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.’ – Theodore Hesburgh

‘The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.’ – Tony Dungy

‘Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.’ – Indra Nooyi

‘Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.’ – Tom Landry

‘True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.’ – Bill Owens

‘Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.’ – Myles Munroe

‘Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract’s wording.’ – Stanley A. McChrystal

‘I think as a leader, you just take accountability. That’s what leadership is. Leadership is taking accountability yourself and holding others to the same standard, regardless of what’s going on.’ – Jason Kelce

‘Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.’ – Marian Anderson

‘Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.’ – Thomas J. Stanley

‘Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.’ – Omar N. Bradley

‘The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.’ – Jack Ma

‘Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.’ – J. Donald Walters

‘Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

‘All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.’ – John Kenneth Galbraith

‘Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.’ – John Naisbitt

‘My life path number is 7. One of the qualities is leadership. If I’m not being a leader, I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing.’ – NLE Choppa

‘Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership – it’s an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.’ – Richard Foster

‘Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.’ – Danny Meyer

‘Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives.’ – Russel Honore

‘No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better – because your job is to try to help everybody else get better.’ – Jim Yong Kim

‘The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.’ – Ralph Nader

‘Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.’ – Paul Keating

‘Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.’ – Andy Stanley

‘It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.’ – Jackie Stewart

‘Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.’ – Seth Berkley

‘Everything rises and falls on leadership.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘Leadership is inspiring people. Management is keeping the trains running on time.’ – Andy Dunn

‘Success is no longer about changing strategies more often, but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. And success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support digital transformation.’ – Pierre Nanterme

‘One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can’t.’ – Kyrie Irving

‘We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they’re adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business.’ – Randall L. Stephenson

‘The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.’ – Mao Zedong

‘Good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if you’ve transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then you’ve succeeded as leader.’ – Tony Fernandes

‘Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.’ – James MacGregor Burns

‘I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in me to lead Duke Energy. I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of our company’s leadership and dedicated employees.’ – Lynn Good

‘One thing we’ve talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what’s the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.’ – Satya Nadella

‘A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.’ – Chinua Achebe

‘I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.’ – Ben Carson

‘Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.’ – Dianne Feinstein

‘I know that millions of Americans from all walks of life agree with me that leadership does not mean putting the ear to the ground to follow public opinion, but to have the vision of what is necessary and the courage to make it possible.’ – Shirley Chisholm

‘We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.’ – Atifete Jahjaga

‘It’s very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed.’ – Ruth J. Simmons

‘In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.’ – Jim Mattis

‘The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.’ – Faye Wattleton

‘Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.’ – David Petraeus

‘For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice.’ – Adam Braun

‘Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era.’ – Brian Krzanich

‘Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.’ – Yousef Munayyer

‘The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.’ – Carlos Ghosn

‘Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.’ – Rajeev Suri

‘Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.’ – Lewis H. Lapham

‘Taking on a leadership role doesn’t mean that you only have to be personally ambitious.’ – Jacinda Ardern

‘Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.’ – Frances Hesselbein

‘The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.’ – David M. Kelley

‘There’s two parts of leadership. You’ve got to be a good leader – you’ve got to be somebody that people want to emulate and care about the other people. But the other guys that you have have to accept their leadership. They have to respond to it. That’s the chemistry that you never know how that is going to happen.’ – Nick Saban

‘Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating.’ – Julie Foudy

‘Character matters; leadership descends from character.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.’ – Pat Riley

‘One of the things you look for is leadership, and it comes in different forms. There’s vocal leaders, there’s quiet leaders, there’s leaders that lead by example.’ – Barry Trotz

‘Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.’ – Janos Kadar

‘One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process.’ – Simon Sinek

‘Leadership is a mindset in action. So don’t wait for the title. Leadership isn’t something that anyone can give you – you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.’ – Bob Iger

‘You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘A leader who is confused or confusing causes too much anxiety, and a leader who is too controlling is revealing more insecurity and a lack of leadership.’ – Mark Goulston

‘I never saw myself as an individual who had any particular leadership powers.’ – Angela Davis

‘Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.’ – Sebastian Coe

‘Often, sustainability is discussed only in the context of energy. Energy sustainability is essential – but the word has a much broader meaning. It means long-term thinking about how we manage our businesses, invest in social spending, and plan for the future. This requires vision and leadership, and it requires citizen engagement.’ – Joe Kaeser

‘There is nothing that Bitcoin can do which Ethereum can’t. While Ethereum is less battle-tested, it is moving faster, has better leadership, and has more developer mindshare.’ – Fred Ehrsam

‘I’ve learned that positive thinking and encouragement are essential for leadership and progress.’ – Richard M. DeVos

‘Women are problem solvers, and often we don’t get much credit for that because the typical image of a leader is someone who’s loud, obnoxious, chest-pounding. That’s not my vision of what true leadership is; true leaders are the ones who work with great commitment to get something done.’ – Mazie Hirono

‘I think that’s what’s thrilling about leadership – when you’re holding onto literally the worst possible hand on the planet and you know you’re still going to win. How are you still going to win? Because that’s when the character of the company really comes out.’ – Jensen Huang

‘I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.’ – John Wooden

‘One of my beliefs about leadership is it’s not how many followers you have, but how many people you have with different opinions that you can bring together and try to be a good listener.’ – Robert Kraft

‘A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.’ – John Lasseter

‘The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.’ – Carly Fiorina

‘What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.’ – Susan Faludi

‘Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.’ – Randi Weingarten

‘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

‘I think everyone has leadership inside them, but in different ways.’ – Bruno Fernandes

‘When you look at what a coach does, it is leadership, it is communication, it is teaching, it is motivation. It really comes down to those four things.’ – Tom Thibodeau

‘Leadership doesn’t mean you remain silent on the most important political issue of our time because you’re worried about reelection.’ – Nancy Mace

‘Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama’s leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.’ – Dwight D. Eisenhower

‘This is the problem with the United States: there’s no leadership. A leader would say, ‘Police brutality is an oxymoron. There are no brutal police. The minute you become brutal you’re no longer police.’ So, what, we’re not dealing with police. We’re dealing with a federally authorized gang.’ – KRS-One

‘Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.’ – Bob Etheridge

‘Leadership and punching above your weight doesn’t necessarily always have to mean gunboat diplomacy and bombing other countries into the stone age. It can actually mean leading by example, and helping other countries.’ – Clive Lewis

‘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 Bennis

‘Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.’ – Pete Hoekstra

‘Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.’ – Michael Bergdahl

‘The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers… Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.’ – Garry Wills

‘Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.’ – Michael Oxley

‘I think the most important thing… is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young women and girls for a very long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity.’ – Zozibini Tunzi

‘Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.’ – Ben Roethlisberger

‘I attended Florida State University on an academic and leadership scholarship, changed my major from biology to broadcasting, and transferred to the University of South Carolina for my last two years.’ – Ainsley Earhardt

‘Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.’ – Alan Autry

‘I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing.’ – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

‘Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.’ – Jeffrey Gitomer

‘Leadership is an ever-evolving position.’ – Mike Krzyzewski

‘Leadership is not about you; it’s about investing in the growth of others.’ – Ken Blanchard

‘Leadership and greatness comes to those who follow-through. Who stand for near-flawless execution.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.’ – Jim Rohn

‘The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.’ – John Buchan

‘In the long run, we need to build a leadership force of people. We have a whole strategy around not only providing folks with the foundational experience during their two years with us, but also then accelerating their leadership in ways that is strategic for the broader education reform movement.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘Leadership is standing with your people. People say you have to live to fight another day, but sometimes you have to show you are a true leader.’ – Leymah Gbowee

‘Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.’ – Stephen Covey

‘Life isn’t easy, and leadership is harder still.’ – Walter Russell Mead

‘How the hell can I ask people who work for me to travel cheaply if I travel in luxury? It’s a question of good leadership.’ – Ingvar Kamprad

‘As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.’ – Benazir Bhutto

‘It’s kind of like those little electric bumper cars where you drive around and see if you can hit the other guy. That’s exactly what the country is like now. You no longer have the sense of community. Of loyalty. It’s lost its sense of group. It has nothing to do with leadership.’ – Paul Newman

‘All of the things an arts education gives a young person enhance leadership skills and help raise grades.’ – Josh Groban

‘Success in the revolution and construction depends on how a party, the General Staff of the revolution, is built and on how its leadership role is enhanced.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘We also can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis. That’s not leadership; that’s a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately weakens us. It’s the lesson of Vietnam, of Iraq – and we should have learned it by now.’ – Barack Obama

‘There’s a lot of buzz words in the business world these days – Design thinking, innovation, fast-failure, disruption, cross-functional leadership – and at the heart of every one of these concepts is the ability for people to make small moves forward, learn, iterate.’ – Mel Robbins

‘My childhood overseas instilled in me an appreciation for foreign languages and cultures, but also a deep understanding of the vital role of American leadership in confronting aggression abroad.’ – Gina Haspel

‘Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.’ – James Humes

‘True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.’ – Leila Janah

‘I’ve been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I’ve tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family.’ – Margaret Hamburg

‘Of course I have said, till I am blue in the face – people don’t lack goals, passion, grit, or drive – they lack leadership!’ – Dan Pena

‘Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.’ – Woodrow Wilson

‘My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I’m traveling!’ – Laurie Hernandez

‘What is important to me is that I’m not accountable to and not controlled by party leadership. At the end of the day, I’m able to make my own decisions according to what’s best for the community and the constituents I represent. It doesn’t depend on what the partisanship is to the right or to the left.’ – Katie Hill

‘At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.’ – Chip Conley

‘If you’re running an engineering or finance company, all companies depend on ideas and ingenuity. I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it’s an advertising company or whether you’re running a hospital.’ – Ken Robinson

‘One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I’d like to see that change by walking the walk.’ – Jennifer Doudna

‘I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.’ – Denise Morrison

‘True leadership knows not to go to extremes but knows how to confront and appreciate challenges.’ – Lubna Olayan

‘The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.’ – Rosa Luxemburg

‘I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.’ – Michael D. Higgins

‘I love holding myself accountable and being held accountable by my teammates. It’s never easy, but it comes with the role of being a leader, and if your leadership is not up to par, then the team won’t be willing to work as hard.’ – Jalen Brunson

‘Leadership is something which other people have to recognize. You cannot demand that I am a leader.’ – M. S. Swaminathan

‘In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.’ – Donald Rumsfeld

‘Leadership is being the best example you can be for your teammates. The guy that everybody can depend on on a nightly basis.’ – DeMarcus Cousins

‘The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.’ – Natan Sharansky

‘I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.’ – Michael Scheuer

‘Voters go into the ballot box with big ideas in their mind: leadership, change, experience, hope.’ – Kellyanne Conway

‘Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.’ – Lee Iacocca

‘I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.” – Nancy Pelosi

‘I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.’ – Michelle Bachelet

‘Put your leaders in stressful scenarios. Make them figure out solutions under pressure. See if you can make them frustrated, angry, and flustered, and then demand decisive leadership from them. They will be challenged at first, but they will get better over time.’ – Jocko Willink

‘When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, ‘Safety begins in the boardroom.’ That’s as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.’ – Chesley Sullenberger

‘Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.’ – Simon Sinek

‘I think any time there’s a change in leadership there’s a different personality, there’s a different style involved with it, different demeanor.’ – Ryan Day

‘There is no finish line to leadership.’ – Julia Hartz

‘The church wasn’t an organization in the first century. They weren’t writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership.’ – Andy Stanley

‘There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.’ – Bertolt Brecht

‘Education is the mother of leadership.’ – Wendell Willkie

‘Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.’ – Bill Owens

‘Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities – in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church.’ – Nancy Pearcey

‘I want American Dream growth – lots of new businesses, well-paying jobs, and American leadership in new industries, like clean energy and biotechnology.’ – William J. Clinton

‘From the very first, it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership?’ – W. E. B. Du Bois

‘We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Frank Raines.’ – Maxine Waters

‘I vote my conscience first and my constituents next, regardless of the direction of our leadership.’ – Tom Graves

‘One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.’ – Arnold H. Glasow

‘If I fail to remove Marcos and vindicate the people’s verdict by peaceful, nonviolent action, my methods will be discredited. And if anger persists, I will be marginalized, and others will take over leadership of the movement.’ – Corazon Aquino

‘Speaker Ryan’s vision for a confident America, both at home and abroad, reflects his thoughtful leadership.’ – Kenneth C. Griffin

‘Party domination and State leadership are concepts incompatible with one another.’ – Franz von Papen

‘Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.’ – N. R. Narayana Murthy

‘You need a commitment which is long term and a commitment to leadership, because that’s the only way you build excellence.’ – Azim Premji

‘Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.’ – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

‘Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.’ – Irene Rosenfeld

‘My senior leadership team is half people who have been at GM for a long period of time like me, and others who have joined the company within the last five years from different industries, experiences, and countries. You have a better picture of the world. The diversity of thought is where you can make better business decisions.’ – Mary Barra

‘You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.’ – Norman Schwarzkopf

‘Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.’ – Vicente del Bosque

‘I’ve made some films for the military that are teaching things like cultural awareness and leadership issues, that sort of stuff. And try to, in essence, look at what training they’re doing and say, ‘This is how you can improve the training from a humanistic point of view.” – Carl Weathers

‘There’s a void of leadership in a lot of Washington. I think one of the reasons why there’s so much angst across the country.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘The world is yearning for strong leadership and moral clarity; someone who knows the difference between good and bad.’ – Isaac Herzog

‘For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘I love everything about football. You can learn so much from it, from leadership qualities to discipline. This sport involves every kind of emotion.’ – Julie Ertz

‘It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.’ – William Pollard

‘Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.’ – Tom Landry

‘The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?’ – Max de Pree

‘A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘It is important to ask ourselves, as citizens, whether a world power can provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety.’ – Zbigniew Brzezinski

‘I think leadership is not something you learn; it’s something you discover.’ – Myles Munroe

‘A good cult delivers on its promises. A good cult nourishes the needs of its members, has transparency and integrity, and creates provisions for challenging its leadership openly. A good cult expands the freedoms and well-being of its members rather than limits them.’ – Philip Zimbardo

‘Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.’ – Erskine Bowles

‘Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.’ – Chuck Hagel

‘For me, leadership is making a difference. It’s using your agency to bring about change.’ – Melanne Verveer

‘Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause – in our case, girls’ education and young women’s leadership in Africa.’ – Ann Cotton

‘The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy.’ – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

‘The art of leadership is not to spend your time measuring, evaluating. It’s all about selecting the person. And if you believe you selected the right person, then you give that person the freedom, the authority, the delegation to innovate and to lead with some very simple measure.’ – Pierre Nanterme

‘Outside of my family, I was always inspired by true heroic stories of leadership and survival. For example, the story of the Shackleton expedition, when their ship became lodged in the Antarctic ice pack while exploring.’ – Christina Koch

‘It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.’ – Alan Dershowitz

‘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

‘Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘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

‘We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.’ – Barack Obama

‘Empowerment isn’t a buzzword among leadership gurus. It’s a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.’ – John Rampton

‘I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.’ – George W. Bush

‘In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.’ – Sandra Day O’Connor

‘The British people know that, given strong leadership, time, and a little bit of hope, the forces of good ultimately rally and triumph over evil.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.’ – Ralph Nader

‘Of the many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, two of the most critical are the need for effective national leadership and clear, consistent communication. Countries that fared well had both in abundance; those that didn’t often faltered.’ – Leana S. Wen

‘You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now.’ – Angela Davis

‘Leadership is a matter of how to be – not how to do it.’ – Frances Hesselbein

‘Courage breeds leadership.’ – Nikki Haley

‘I mean, my dad, is really the biggest leadership influence in my life and I believe Jesus was the greatest leaders that ever lived and I think He had the most impact on humanity of anybody who ever walked the planet.’ – Kirk Cousins

‘I think there’s a real calling out there for leadership and maybe the Bush family could fill the void. All of us have been bitten by the bug to do something some day in our lives to help others.’ – Neil Bush

‘We have to go to war against the people who enable the gun violence, the people who stop us from keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, of felons, and that means the NRA leadership.’ – Jerrold Nadler

‘I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice, and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.’ – Joyce Banda

‘The reality is that the leader of a country cannot choose the era in which the person takes that leadership position.’ – Fumio Kishida

‘The chaos of two cultures merging is the best time to forge a new identity to unify people, because everyone is looking for answers and everybody’s looking for leadership. That’s when there’s an opportunity to say, ‘OK, this is what we stand for.’ People aren’t set in their ways because everything is up for grabs.’ – David Droga

‘Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.’ – Jose Serrano

‘World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.’ – Neil Sheehan

‘I believe in the servant-leader model of leadership.’ – Francis X. Suarez

‘There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.’ – Shiv Khera

‘The thing I’m most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?’ – Satya Nadella

‘People looked up to us for our values and leadership. But today, they laugh as we are busy debating whether one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, was actually built by Indians.’ – Rahul Gandhi

‘I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘I was in Saudi Arabia on 9/11 and was part of the initial leadership team to execute the initial combat operations in Afghanistan.’ – Martha McSally

‘You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.’ – Dwight D. Eisenhower

‘Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton.’ – Jimmy Carter

‘Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.’ – Bill Owens

‘Maybe my way of showing leadership is a little more expressive and people see more from me than other players but I think at the end of the day, you have to have 25 leaders in the team if you want to win something.’ – Bruno Fernandes

‘There are some members of the House leadership whose only mission in life is to demonize the president.’ – John Kennedy

‘For a homosexual, he’s one of the nicest guys I ever met. And he’s good at what he does. You know, he’s got leadership ability, and if these people here would listen to him, he would take ’em a long way. But anyway, me and Richard got to be pretty good friends – not in a homosexual way, that’s for sure.’ – Rudy Boesch

‘Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.’ – Gloria Steinem

‘There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.’ – Sheri L. Dew

‘Leadership desperately needs women.’ – Marilyn Ferguson

‘From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.’ – Virginia Foxx

‘We’ll have a sales leader go run engineering. A lawyer go run business development. A business development leader go run our consumer operations. We’re going to train a generalist group of leaders who know how to learn and operate in collaboration teamwork. I think that’s the future of leadership.’ – John T. Chambers

‘Leadership is a choice, not a position.’ – Stephen Covey

‘I helped to restore America’s leadership.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.’ – Vance Packard

‘If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.’ – Ingvar Kamprad

‘I think the country requires fresh leadership. I do not think I can be the captain to take the country to its next destination.’ – David Cameron

‘We do need an attitude of leadership in our government which demonstrates faith in major population centres outside of Perth.’ – Andrew Forrest

‘You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.’ – Tom Ridge

‘Leadership is more about clarity than it is about control.’ – Mark Goulston

‘Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.’ – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

‘Just to be told ‘you’re in a leadership role’ – I’d relish whatever.’ – Aaron Ramsdale

‘Just as discipline and freedom are opposing forces that must be balanced, leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another.’ – Jocko Willink

‘I’m thankful that my career at Oklahoma was marked with consistent leadership in president David Boren and director of athletics Joe Castiglione.’ – Bob Stoops

‘Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.’ – George Will

‘But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.’ – Chris Patten

‘I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.’ – Ernst Zundel

‘If I come in, and you’re an employer, and I say, ‘Well, I was a sniper in the Marine Corps. Do you have any sniper positions open?’ ‘No.’ But if I told you that I was good at communication, good at leadership under stressful environments, team management, personnel management, leadership, being prompt, are stuff that I can bring to the table.’ – Dakota Meyer

‘The principle of the Communist Party of Vietnam is collective leadership with accountability and responsibility of the individual, which can never become authoritarian.’ – Nguyen Phu Trong

‘When you’re in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There’s also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.’ – Joyce Meyer

‘You won’t hear the leadership in the Republican Party admit it, but there are many in the House and Senate who know that illegal immigration has to be stopped and legal immigration has to be reduced. We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer.’ – Virgil Goode

‘There is no substitute for American leadership and exceptionalism.’ – Michael T. Flynn

‘Few things kill likeability as quickly as arrogance. Likable leaders don’t act as though they’re better than you because they don’t think that they’re better than you. Rather than being a source of prestige, they see their leadership position as bringing them additional accountability for serving those who follow them.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘The tradition that I come from has a great influence on Karnataka. Not just politically – it’s also my social and moral responsibility to draw citizens facing bad governance and lawlessness to a leadership that is capable of delivering good governance and development.’ – Yogi Adityanath

‘I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it’s almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it’s automatically a default that you’re supposed to be a leader.’ – Cam Newton

‘Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Leadership – mobilization toward a common goal.’ – Garry Wills

‘While some members of Congress have attempted to stall progress on climate change, their actions amount to little more than political theater. We will not abandon our responsibility to our children and grandchildren, nor will we cede global leadership on the defining issue of our time.’ – Brian Schatz

‘I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.’ – Bob Iger

‘I think that women are often underestimated – our suggestions, our advice, our leadership style. I think one of the reasons that that happens is women are much less likely to blow their own horn and brag about everything that they’ve done.’ – Tina Smith

‘Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.’ – Peter Drucker

‘Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.’ – Carly Fiorina

‘We’re in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League.’ – Roger Goodell

‘If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That’s a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.’ – Tony Campolo

‘A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘If you don’t understand that you work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.’ – Dee Hock

‘U.S. leadership has been rooted not just in our own belief in American exceptionalism but in the faith of others around the world. By so wantonly discarding that principle, the Trump Administration has done incredible harm to the families they have separated through the state-sponsored child abuse that has been carried out in our name.’ – Ben Rhodes

‘Whether we’re talking about leadership, teamwork, or client service, there is no more powerful attribute than the ability to be genuinely honest about one’s weaknesses, mistakes, and needs for help.’ – Patrick Lencioni

‘I got put into leadership roles very early in life from fifth grade, sixth grade. I always ended up being the quarterback or the leader of the sports teams, and it’s kind of benefiting me now.’ – Tony Dungy

‘I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.’ – Margaret J. Wheatley

‘I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn’t I would still speak to them.’ – Sam Walton

‘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

‘He’s a novice, but he’s had these – he’s experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started – he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.’ – James Stockdale

‘While we need to provide leadership and stability to the world, we should do that through diplomacy.’ – Kevin de Leon

‘The cost of leadership is self-interest.’ – Simon Sinek

‘Leadership means you communicate. It means you believe in transparency and the rule of law.’ – Nancy Mace

‘Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital.’ – Jeff Bezos

‘Leadership is service to others.’ – Denise Morrison

‘All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.’ – Jim Ramstad

‘Benchmarking is an ongoing exercise in any company that aspires for leadership.’ – Anand Mahindra

‘We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.’ – George W. Romney

‘Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.’ – Cyril Falls

‘A more consistent and sustainable relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration. That requires open channels of communication, both with China’s leadership and the Taiwanese people.’ – Tsai Ing-wen

‘Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what’s unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.’ – Kumar Mangalam Birla

‘Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.’ – Russel Honore

‘China is the largest and most ancient of Asiatic countries, but it is not for us boastfully to talk of her right to a position of ‘leadership’ among those countries.’ – Chiang Kai-shek

‘Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.’ – Angela Davis

‘We’re trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That’s who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We’re awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.’ – Paul Hawken

‘To become a good coach, it is important to be equipped with tactics and strategy. But first of all, you need to have strong leadership.’ – Park Ji-sung

‘Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective – at best.’ – Peter Senge

‘I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: my state Senate seat or for the governor. I’m still trying to decide, but I do think people are ready for a change from the partisan, very fractured leadership we have in Texas.’ – Wendy Davis

‘In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.’ – Charles Stanley

‘Integrity is a very important and an almost indispensable virtue that all leaders must possess. This is especially true in the Philippine context because we Filipinos really respond to leadership by example.’ – Grace Poe

‘America is carrying out policies against Russia and its leadership. They know I’m among those ready to give my life for Russia and that I have a good army capable of attacking and defending. We’ll see who comes out on top.’ – Ramzan Kadyrov

‘If we expect to continue our leadership in the global economy, we must invest in a long-term transportation plan -f or both highways and transit programs. Too many of our roads, bridges, and railways have fallen into disrepair.’ – Sherrod Brown

‘In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.’ – Henry Cloud

‘Leadership is not a basket of tricks or strategies or skills that you pull out. Leadership begins with the quality of the person.’ – Frances Hesselbein

‘The leadership of Christine Rampone goes without saying. She is the definition of a what a leader is.’ – Ali Krieger

‘One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a pack of idiots. This is not out of any animus toward our leadership class, but borne out of experience.’ – Ben Domenech

‘Showing leadership doesn’t mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter what the project.’ – Bill Owens

‘One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class.’ – Herbert Hoover

‘China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.’ – Malcolm Turnbull

‘I’ve learned that leadership requires a number of qualities. It’s behavioural, tactical, technical, about communication… everyone has these to varying degrees. I try to encourage players to show theirs.’ – Tite

‘The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they’re quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.’ – Arthur Scargill

‘The important thing is that we recognize our President’s leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.’ – Kay Bailey Hutchison

‘Priesthood lessons are regularly devoted to topics of family leadership, and quorum leaders everywhere are feeling more and more their responsibility to teach and train their quorum members to be better husbands and fathers.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.’ – Lindsey Graham

‘The women’s movement in Korea is a Juche-oriented movement, which was pioneered by the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and which followed the proud road of development under the leadership of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘When one shows good leadership, good mentality and is a team-mate, all the others follow him, 100 per cent.’ – Claude Makelele

‘When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.’ – Cesar Chavez

‘Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.’ – Junior Seau

‘In the absence of federal leadership, Coloradans should take our rightful role as leaders seriously and work with other states and countries to reduce carbon emissions.’ – Jared Polis

‘We have to trust the voices of the community to be in leadership and know what we need for our communities.’ – Tarana Burke

‘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.’ – James Humes

‘Service people are capable. They gain world-class professional skills while in uniform. They use those skills in the most challenging places, showing the kind of teamwork and leadership most of us can only dream of.’ – Anna Soubry

‘There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people’s potential or even enthusiasm.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘Once it gets to a point where it becomes a matter of life and death to occupy a position of leadership or not, with an eye on future opportunities, therein lies the danger.’ – Kgalema Motlanthe

‘I was raised with traditional stories of leadership: Robert E. Lee, John Buford at Gettysburg. And I also was raised with personal examples of leadership. This was my father in Vietnam. And I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn’t lie, cheat, steal, or abandon their comrades.’ – Stanley A. McChrystal

‘One of the topics I’m most passionate about is servant leadership – the greatest leaders recognize that they’re here to serve, not to be served.’ – Ken Blanchard

‘You’re born with some things inside you that will allow you to lead, but I think you have to take the bull by the horns. You have to want that leadership position, and then there are things you can do to develop that.’ – Tony Dungy

‘Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘I’m floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.’ – Haley Barbour

‘In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things.’ – Helen Clark

‘Leadership means doing the right thing, even against your own party.’ – Nancy Mace

‘I was re-elected as general secretary with almost 100 per cent of the vote. And I am very surprised by that. Because I am quite old. I am the oldest member in the leadership of Vietnam. I myself asked to be retired but due to responsibility tasked on me by the party I had to accept.’ – Nguyen Phu Trong

‘If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘Leadership is a position where you want to create the opportunity to inspire people to walk along beside you, not listen to what you say.’ – Andrew Whitworth

‘My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.’ – James Dobson

‘Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.’ – Anne M. Mulcahy

‘Some people have come to admire Stephen Harper’s style because he’s standing at the top of the pyramid – that’s not leadership to me.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘The best thing you can do is learn from those mistakes so that you continue to get better. That’s the management style or leadership style I believe in, which is push people to their limit such that they can become better than they thought they could be. That certainly has helped me.’ – Lisa Su

‘Seventy years after China emerged from the Second World War, the greatest threat facing the nation’s leadership is not imperialism but skepticism.’ – Evan Osnos

‘I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?” – Mike Pence

‘Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico’s leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.’ – Doug Ducey

‘I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America’s greatness.’ – Paul Tsongas

‘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

‘I’ve always maintained – a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me.’ – Gautam Gambhir

‘Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.’ – Simon Mainwaring

‘In the past, candidates’ performances of ‘Christianity’ have been strong points for voters, but Trump’s ascendancy with evangelicals has eviscerated that expectation. Evangelicals, like other voters, can be very pragmatic about the issues they want addressed by the leadership they support.’ – Anthea Butler

‘Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2006, I have strongly supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I have the utmost respect for her, and I believe the Democrats were able to accomplish a great deal under her leadership.’ – Albio Sires

‘True urgent leadership doesn’t drain people. It does the opposite. It energizes them. It makes them feel excited.’ – John P. Kotter

‘The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It’s made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.’ – Nancy Pelosi

‘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

‘The Congress leadership always denied responsibilities to me both within the government and within the party organisation… They would always tell me my image as a Hindu leader was a constraint on my capacity as a political leader.’ – Satpal Maharaj

‘Leadership is absolutely vital if there are comparable countries which can affect the security of the world you live in. Between Lincoln and Roosevelt’s time, America was protected by huge oceans and, in practice, by the British navy. Today, it’s different, and the obsession of the Obama administration has been for retrenchment.’ – Henry Kissinger

‘I made a commitment… both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada.’ – Dalton McGuinty

‘The idea that computers can ever replace teachers and schools reveals a deep lack of understanding about the role leadership plays in student success.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.’ – Ismail Haniyeh

‘All the organizations and officials of Chongryon, regarding this unity as the great foundation of the movement of Koreans in Japan, should rally themselves around the central leadership with one mind and purpose, and accomplish its patriotic cause, which was pioneered with comradely unity, by dint of comradeship.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset.’ – Peter Senge

‘The world need strong leadership for women’s rights.’ – Isabella Lovin

‘America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.’ – John Updike

‘I’ve got to tell you what, the soldier doesn’t fight very hard for a leader who is going to shoot him, okay, on his own whim. That’s not what military leadership is all about.’ – Norman Schwarzkopf

‘The biggest thing is bringing energy and leadership on both ends of the floor. The player I want to be, and know I can be, that caliber, does so. It’s just something that I think is required for me to be who I want to be.’ – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

‘Populist promises to reverse every tough decision are nothing but empty rhetoric, irresponsible leadership, and bad politics. They are not the solution to Ireland’s problems.’ – Enda Kenny

‘I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that’s not always true the other way around.’ – John Mackey

‘Positive leadership – conveying the idea that there is always a way forward – is so important, because that is what you are here for – to figure out how to move the organization forward. Critical to doing that is reinforcing the idea that everyone is included.’ – Alan Mulally

‘Lincoln’s leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘The most significant barrier to female leadership is the actual lack of females in leadership. The best advice I can give to women is to go out and start something, ideally their own businesses. If you can’t see a path for leadership within your own company, go blaze a trail of your own.’ – Safra A. Catz

‘In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, ‘Thanks.” – Theo James

‘Leadership is hard. It’s a skill. It’s a technique.’ – Jocko Willink

‘The book is actually called ‘A Mentor Leader, a Different Way to Lead.’ It really talks about my experience in the way I tried lead our football team, things that I learned from, basically, the coaches that I played for and my parents about leadership. And it is a little bit different, counter to maybe what society says about great leaders.’ – Tony Dungy

‘But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.’ – Martin McGuinness

‘Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.’ – Eric Hoffer

‘Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.’ – Donald Rumsfeld

‘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

‘To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership.’ – Jessica Lange

‘I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn’t run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We’re going to run on the president’s strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.’ – Ed Gillespie

‘Presidential leadership needn’t always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.’ – Donald Rumsfeld

‘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

‘That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.’ – Doris Kearns Goodwin

‘The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.’ – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

‘We need leadership, and we need it now.’ – Byron Dorgan

‘Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America ‘s leadership and the sacrifices of our military.’ – Bob Riley

‘Leadership is about doing what you know is right – even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.’ – Bob Ehrlich

‘Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children.’ – Jon Kyl

‘I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.’ – Joe Lieberman

‘At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.’ – Olympia Snowe

‘Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.’ – Kay Bailey Hutchison

‘Dr. King’s leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.’ – Maria Cantwell

‘The President’s speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.’ – Daniel Inouye

‘We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.’ – David Vitter

‘Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation’s position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.’ – Dianne Feinstein

‘There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.’ – Edward Kennedy

‘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

‘I am proud of the President’s leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.’ – Kay Bailey Hutchison

‘Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let’s use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.’ – Pete Domenici

‘My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.’ – Sonny Perdue

‘Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.’ – Horst Koehler

‘The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.’ – Andrew Greeley

‘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

‘IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.’ – John Patrick

‘As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.’ – Peter T. King

‘I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.’ – Yitzhak Shamir

‘I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the ’70s behind.’ – Kim Campbell

‘Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership.’ – Earl Monroe

‘Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.’ – Louis Farrakhan

‘Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.’ – Louis Farrakhan

‘We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it’s more a business that’s out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.’ – Yahoo Serious

‘But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.’ – William Julius Wilson

‘The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton’s leadership.’ – Alexis Herman

‘In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.’ – Adam Schiff

‘In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.’ – Bill Kristol

‘Shouldn’t Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?’ – Bill Kristol

‘We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.’ – Christiane Amanpour

‘Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.’ – Charles Edison

‘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

‘I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.’ – John Abizaid

‘As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president.’ – Keith Henson

‘Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.’ – John Mott

‘There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.’ – John Mott

‘We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded.’ – Neil Sheehan

‘This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.’ – Carter G. Woodson

‘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

‘And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you’re talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you’re part of that leadership.’ – Don Nickles

‘The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.’ – Ed Markey

‘I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.’ – Roy Clark

‘If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.’ – Mary Douglas

‘Comrade Deng Xiaoping – along with other party elders – gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.’ – Li Peng

‘This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.’ – Robert Teeter

‘Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.’ – Robert Teeter

‘Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates.’ – Robert Teeter

‘I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.’ – Patricia Ireland

‘I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.’ – Alan Autry

‘Leadership demands that we make tough choices.’ – Alan Autry

‘One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.’ – Robert Shea

‘All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.’ – Thomas E. Mann

‘The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.’ – John Sherman Cooper

‘I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires.’ – Ron Kind

‘We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.’ – Ron Kind

‘Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.’ – Thomas Menino

‘The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church.’ – Charles Williams

‘I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.’ – Bob Ehrlich

‘I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.’ – Anne Campbell

‘So I think that our foreign policy, the president’s strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.’ – Ed Gillespie

‘Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.’ – Daley Thompson

‘I’m not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are part of a world.” – Studs Terkel

‘The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.’ – Zhang Ziyi

‘This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.’ – John Dingell

‘I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not.’ – E. P. Thompson

‘Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.’ – Nguyen Cao Ky

‘I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.’ – Margaret J. Wheatley

‘I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.’ – Margaret J. Wheatley

‘I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences.’ – Margaret J. Wheatley

‘Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.’ – Christie Hefner

‘President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.’ – Dennis Hastert

‘The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.’ – David Herbert Donald

‘At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.’ – Donald Evans

‘The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.’ – Michael C. Burgess

‘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 C. Burgess

‘I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.’ – Vernon Jordan

‘We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.’ – Wilson Greatbatch

‘A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.’ – Bob Graham

‘As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.’ – Bob Schaffer

‘Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.’ – Patrick J. Kennedy

‘Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.’ – Margaret J. Wheatley

‘The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.’ – Michael Pollan

‘One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.’ – C. L. R. James

‘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

‘I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.’ – Francis Maude

‘There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.’ – Pete du Pont

‘Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.’ – Jeff Miller

‘There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.’ – Kevin Rollins

‘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

‘I’ve developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following.’ – Maurice Strong

‘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

‘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

‘Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.’ – Frederick Reines

‘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

‘By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully – and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.’ – James Forrestal

‘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

‘Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.’ – Gerry Adams

‘The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.’ – Gerry Adams

‘I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership.’ – Octavia E. Butler

‘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

‘But I think Steve’s main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He’s a perfectionist. Good enough isn’t good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.’ – Andy Hertzfeld

‘Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society.’ – John Grierson

‘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

‘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

‘I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.’ – Norman Lear

‘In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.’ – Norman Lear

‘In this nation, leadership is dollars.’ – Norman Lear

‘It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.’ – Kamisese Mara

‘We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.’ – Rick Larsen

‘The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.’ – Jan Schakowsky

‘I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.’ – Howard Coble

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘And I’d say one of the great lessons I’ve learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.’ – Steve Case

‘I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader.’ – Patty Hearst

‘Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.’ – Marty Meehan

‘The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.’ – Tom Lantos

‘The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.’ – Linda Vester

‘This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.’ – Jim Cooper

‘The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.’ – Isaiah Thomas

‘The conduct of President Bush’s war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.’ – John Olver

‘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

‘The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course.’ – Dennis Cardoza

‘The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America.’ – Dennis Cardoza

‘I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.’ – Paul Wellstone

‘The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.’ – Sidney Sheldon

‘At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.’ – Ellen Tauscher

‘We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.’ – Condoleezza Rice

‘I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.’ – Steve Ballmer

‘We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.’ – George Soros

‘Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel.’ – Zach Wamp

‘It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.’ – Kendrick Meek

‘Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.’ – Kendrick Meek

‘This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.’ – Marc Morial

‘Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country’s never been the same since.’ – W. Averell Harriman

‘Bipartisanship isn’t an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.’ – Tom Daschle

‘The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.’ – Adolf Hitler

‘Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.’ – Hubert H. Humphrey

‘House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?’ – Bill Pascrell

‘President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government.’ – Mark Udall

‘Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership.’ – Peter Pace

‘There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle… There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.’ – Peter Pace

‘It’s not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway.’ – Peter MacKay

‘Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising.’ – Terry Semel

‘The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we’re gunning for leadership.’ – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

‘And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.’ – Eric Massa

‘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

‘There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They’re the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run.’ – Howard Dean

‘While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.’ – Rahm Emanuel

‘I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We’ve got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren’t left out in the cold.’ – Joe Miller

‘We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.’ – Theodore C. Sorensen

‘But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.’ – Peter T. King

‘And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.’ – Peter T. King

‘We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.’ – Tom Coburn

‘What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.’ – Paul Ryan

‘We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.’ – Paul Ryan

‘One of the things about leadership is that you’ve got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you’ve got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position.’ – Tim Pawlenty

‘The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.’ – Herman Cain

‘The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn’t what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘We’re going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘I don’t agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it’s a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.’ – Harriet Harman

‘Actually, I don’t ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, ‘What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?’ It just won’t happen again.’ – Harriet Harman

‘Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘You watch television and see what’s going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.’ – Steve Wynn

‘The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don’t grow vertically; they grow exponentially.’ – Indra Nooyi

‘Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership.’ – Helle Thorning-Schmidt

‘Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don’t think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we’ve come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.’ – Chris Christie

‘The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.’ – Barack Obama

‘With King Abdullah’s leadership and his people’s trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs.’ – Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

‘Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.’ – Michael D. Higgins

‘Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.’ – David Cameron

‘Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.’ – David Cameron

‘The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person’s life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person’s life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they’ll be.’ – Allan Houston

‘I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people’s needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.’ – Dee Dee Myers

‘France, after the month of May, will share trust with the current leadership of the United States which, on many subjects, has tended to take useful positions in our view.’ – Francois Hollande

‘Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.’ – Anne M. Mulcahy

‘Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.’ – Julia Stiles

‘Leadership is something I was born with.’ – Carmelo Anthony

‘My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.’ – Mitt Romney

‘Leadership is about being a servant first.’ – Allen West

‘But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.’ – Madeleine Albright

‘Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.’ – Madeleine Albright

‘If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you’ll have a competitive team.’ – T. Boone Pickens

‘I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that’s going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against.’ – Eric Massa

‘Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.’ – Lisa Murkowski

‘The union is much more than me, and when you think the union is you and it’s not about who you represent, I think you’ve sort of lost your morals and focus and the purpose of your leadership.’ – Andy Stern

‘I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.’ – Condoleezza Rice

‘Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.’ – Mitt Romney

‘My focus as part of the leadership is to keep talking about the independent voters, independent voters – how do we get the independent voters back?’ – Henry Cuellar

‘We shouldn’t be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: ‘You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.” – Rob Portman

‘I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party’s leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.’ – Joe Donnelly

‘Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so, I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.’ – Paul Ryan

‘The secret to understanding me is, I’m not trying to be anybody other than who I actually am. People want candid, refreshing leadership. And I’ve always tried to go with solutions. You know, I’ve always tried to say, here’s how we get our economy growing, here’s why we get our debt under control. That’s what Mitt Romney is offering.’ – Paul Ryan

‘It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.’ – Abdullah II of Jordan

‘They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.’ – Chris Christie

‘This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.’ – Artur Davis

‘Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?’ – Paul Ryan

‘What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?’ – Paul Ryan

‘If anybody ran a business like that they would be out of business quickly, and Barack Obama’s leadership is driving this business, the United States of America, toward a fiscal cliff.’ – Chris Christie

‘I’ve been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women’s Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women’s organization.’ – Gwen Moore

‘We have now under President Obama’s leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn’t happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction.’ – Martin O’Malley

‘Because of the president’s leadership, every American will have access to affordable, quality health care.’ – Rahm Emanuel

‘Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk?’ – Rahm Emanuel

‘The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.’ – Rahm Emanuel

‘So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?’ – Paul Ryan

‘We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.’ – Artur Davis

‘Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

‘I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally.’ – Susan Rice

‘There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America’s factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.’ – Bob Feller

‘You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership.’ – Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

‘Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all.’ – Tom Vilsack

‘Let us build a 21st-century rural economy of cutting-edge companies and technologies that lead us to energy and food security. Such an investment will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on climate security and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil.’ – Tom Vilsack

‘I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that’s an issue that’s going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.’ – John Thune

‘I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way – at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.’ – John Thune

‘It’s a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.’ – Karen Kain

‘It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.’ – William Hague

‘Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution.’ – Peer Steinbruck

‘I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today’ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting, then I realised it was me.’ – George Osborne

‘President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch.’ – Lindsey Graham

‘So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don’t need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.’ – Mario Diaz-Balart

‘I believe that in Europe, we have a collective leadership.’ – Mario Monti

‘So I think democracy, in the long-term, in our countries will survive if it comes to be associated with leadership, will not survive if democracy plus media brings to us more and more followship rather than leadership.’ – Mario Monti

‘President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.’ – Henry Bonilla

‘I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don’t think they believe that. It’s just an argument that’s made when you can’t confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.’ – Ai Weiwei

‘I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.’ – Philip Seymour Hoffman

‘If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.’ – David Suzuki

‘I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.’ – Lucy Powell

‘It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.’ – Lucy Powell

‘The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders – who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they’re the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China ‘opening up’ to the rest of the world.’ – David Miliband

‘The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.’ – David Miliband

‘With gridlock the norm, Congress’s approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership.’ – Ron Fournier

‘Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt.’ – Ron Fournier

‘History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.’ – Preet Bharara

‘I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.’ – Mo Rocca

‘The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington’s failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.’ – Ed Case

‘I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent – important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership.’ – Eliot Spitzer

‘Boone Pickens should be commended for his leadership on American energy security, and for bringing Ted Turner along on some sensible approaches to enhancing it.’ – Frank Gaffney

‘We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln’s?’ – Thomas Frank

‘Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America’s leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.’ – John Podhoretz

‘When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.’ – Cathy McMorris Rodgers

‘If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.’ – Jonathan Sacks

‘The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.’ – Michael Gove

‘Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into – they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves.’ – Michael Gove

‘Different times need different types of leadership.’ – Park Geun-hye

‘I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.’ – Kamala Harris

‘Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class.’ – Kamala Harris

‘In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.’ – Tulsi Gabbard

‘I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way.’ – Anna Deavere Smith

‘Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.’ – John P. Kotter

‘People look for their leadership to lead.’ – Mick Cornett

‘Twenty-eight years in business and you understand the importance of problem solving and the importance of efficiency, because if you don’t become efficient, you don’t run a business well, and you are out of business. And I think some of those principles could be applied to leadership in Washington.’ – Steve Daines

‘I think national issues play into gubernatorial races less than, obviously, in Senate and Congressional races. Much less. They tend to be more decided by personality, leadership qualities and by state or local issues. They still have some effect, no question about it, but not as much as Senate and Congressional races.’ – Ed Rendell

‘My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.’ – Frederick W. Smith

‘Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.’ – Frederick W. Smith

‘To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you – a reason to hope – a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.’ – Mike DeWine

‘The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.’ – Bryant H. McGill

‘I definitely wasn’t cool in high school. I really wasn’t. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas. But I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.’ – Dianna Agron

‘People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won’t cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well.’ – Gary Ackerman

‘There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility.’ – Robert M. Gates

‘Well, I’ve ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I’ve led. But I think that’s part of leadership.’ – Robert M. Gates

‘As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.’ – Michelle Bachelet

‘In terms of the principles of politics, I think I understand well. Thailand needs someone who has leadership, who has the management skills to help the country.’ – Yingluck Shinawatra

‘As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It’s a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it’s in the best interest of the citizens.’ – Kamla Persad-Bissessar

‘I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership – not to punish the individual.’ – Eric Shinseki

‘I think America has more than enough maturity and intelligence to start exercising its world leadership responsibly.’ – Cristina Kirchner

‘Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he’s got. He’s got to solve Libya. He’s got to solve Afghanistan. He’s everywhere. And this nation, I don’t know why it’s not showing the leadership and capacity to attend different issues at the same time.’ – Vicente Fox

‘What nourishes us at home and in school is what inspires us. When we get awareness and learn about the great potential that we all human beings have, we are able to discover our leadership.’ – Vicente Fox

‘If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that’s detestable; we have to take action.’ – Jakaya Kikwete

‘America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.’ – Jim Leach

‘Music is all about leadership and there ain’t really a lot of leaders.’ – Young Jeezy

‘For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.’ – John Garamendi

‘The bottom line is, I hear my donors, I hear our base out there, I hear the leadership. And we’re taking steps to make sure that we’re even more – how shall we say it – fiscally conservative in our spending and certainly making sure the dollars are there when it’s time to run our campaigns.’ – Michael Steele

‘Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles – what baseball calls ‘make up’ and politics calls ‘character’ – the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.’ – Christine Pelosi

‘President Clinton not only benefits by gay and lesbian votes, but he benefits by showing the nation that he is a strong leader who implements his beliefs, who stands firm by those who he believes are being treated unfairly, and I think people respect that kind of leadership in the country.’ – David Mixner

‘When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.’ – Juan Williams

‘NPR editors and journalists found themselves caught in a game of trying to please a leadership team who did not want to hear stories on the air about conservatives, the poor, or anyone who didn’t fit their profitable design of NPR as the official voice of college-educated, white, liberal-leaning, upper-income America.’ – Juan Williams

‘When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.’ – Park Chan-wook

‘I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.’ – Tony Abbott

‘Research shows that girls look at leadership differently than boys.’ – Anna Maria Chavez

‘It’s fair to characterise me as competitive and determined, but anyone who works with me will attest to the fact I believe very strongly in the notion of servant leadership.’ – Irene Rosenfeld

‘Bill Gates can’t control a high-level-energy dog, because his energy is very low, very calm. Very intellectual. A dog doesn’t see that as leadership.’ – Cesar Millan

‘There is something discordant about a team of speechwriters and political operatives hammering away to create an image of the ‘real, inner’ candidate. And, to be blunt, there is no necessary connection between a moving life experience and the skills necessary for leadership.’ – Jeff Greenfield

‘The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat.’ – Leonard Slatkin

‘President Roosevelt’s leadership put the world on notice that the United States of America – with the freest, most dynamic economy the world had ever seen – was open for business.’ – John Hoeven

‘Arthur Scargill’s leadership of the miners’ strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader.’ – Jimmy Reid

‘Since taking office, President Obama has worked to restore a positive vision of American leadership in the world – leadership defined, not by the threats and dangers that we will oppose, but by the security, opportunity and dignity that America advances in partnership with people around the world.’ – John O. Brennan

‘The young people I teach now know they are being sold down the river before we even start studying the trends and numbers. That’s the toughest part of being a high school economics teacher… being a witness when our children realize that the greatest deficit of all is a deficit of leadership.’ – Kurt Bills

‘Individual and corporate support is vital to building on London’s leadership in the arts, and I hope others will join me in wanting to build on the National’s role at the heart of modern theatre and sustaining it long into the future.’ – Lloyd Dorfman

‘Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation.’ – Richard Carmona

‘At IBM, if we kept our same leadership for 36 years, we’d be bankrupt.’ – Scott Howell

‘We need fresh, new leadership with bold ideas and a new approach to get more people back to work with quality jobs and restored dignity in the lives of our Utahns.’ – Scott Howell

‘This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.’ – Henry Mintzberg

‘Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.’ – Harvey Mackay

‘I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.’ – David Rubenstein

‘In the ’90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.’ – Samantha Power

‘One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: ‘Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.’ Your opinions don’t really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.’ – Viggo Mortensen

‘Leadership is one of the things I really strive to excel in in my life.’ – Nate Parker

‘We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership, it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.’ – Katori Hall

‘I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.’ – Dylan Lauren

‘Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader.’ – Steve Nash

‘It’s not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.’ – Fred Wilson

‘Washington doesn’t have just a spending problem, or just an entitlement problem, or just a taxing problem. We have a leadership problem. Fix that, and the first three problems are solved.’ – Mark McKinnon

‘As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum.’ – Mark McKinnon

‘Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.’ – Mark McKinnon

‘I liked the military life. They teach you self-sufficiency early on. I always say that I learned most of what I know about leadership in the Marine Corps. Certain basic principles stay with you – sometimes consciously, mostly unconsciously.’ – Raymond Kelly

‘Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.’ – Madeleine M. Kunin

‘There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked.’ – Madeleine M. Kunin

‘In the past, the U.S. has shown its capacity to reinvent its gifts for leadership. During the 1970s, in the aftermath of the Nixon abdication and the Ford and Carter presidencies, the whole nation peered into the abyss, was horrified by what it saw and elected Ronald Reagan as president, which began a national resurgence.’ – Paul Johnson

‘Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it’s overcoming the facts.’ – Jeremy Grantham

‘Leadership does take work. And it should. If you aspire to be a leader, you ought to treat leadership as a craft, you ought to become a student of it, and you ought to work at it. And if you’re not willing to work at it, well, you get what you give.’ – Douglas Conant

‘I would assert that highly effective leaders are made more than they’re born. Every leader I know who’s been highly effective has worked hard at it, and they’ve been students of it. The more you’re a student of leadership, the more you figure out what works for you and the more effective you’re going to be.’ – Douglas Conant

‘I don’t think leadership demands ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers; I think leadership is providing the forum for making the right decision, which doesn’t demand unanimity.’ – Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

‘I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.’ – Tim Tebow

‘When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.’ – Chip Conley

‘Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.’ – Andreas Schleicher

‘I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way.’ – Sebastian Pinera

‘I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘I’m a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don’t have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘I don’t pretend there aren’t biological differences, but I don’t believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it’s socialization, that we’re socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles – decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots – create a ceaseless buzz.’ – Gary Wolf

‘One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily… Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.’ – Margaret Heffernan

‘Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.’ – Margaret Heffernan

‘I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn’t the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.’ – Margaret Heffernan

‘There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.’ – Eric Schmidt

‘There are certain skills that business people have that are – that are, in fact, helpful in – when it comes to being in political leadership.’ – Rick Santorum

‘In 2006 it was a horrible election year, and, you know, I lost. But I lost because I continued to be a constant conservative, and the last six years I was someone who was a national figure in the sense that I was the third ranking Republican in leadership and I had just run President Bush’s campaign in Pennsylvania.’ – Rick Santorum

‘Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.’ – George Ayittey

‘No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.’ – Irwin Redlener

‘Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.’ – Jackson Katz

‘I think we so often equate leadership with being experts – the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it’s almost impossible for just one person to do that.’ – Jacqueline Novogratz

‘Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers.’ – Joseph Nye

‘Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.’ – Zainab Salbi

‘I don’t run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America – in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We’re a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership.’ – Nancy Lublin

‘The way I would measure leadership is this: of the people that are working with me, how many wake up in the morning thinking that the company is theirs?’ – David M. Kelley

‘Leadership is happening, but it’s not coming from the leaders of the old institutions. Everywhere you look, you see these extraordinary, sparkling new initiatives that are under way.’ – Don Tapscott

‘America is a great power possessed of tremendous military might and a wide-ranging economy, but all this is built on an unstable foundation which can be targeted, with special attention to its obvious weak spots. If America is hit in one hundredth of these weak spots, God willing, it will stumble, wither away and relinquish world leadership.’ – Osama bin Laden

‘Governments follow their people. A great deal has to do with the vision of the leadership of governments. They have a vision, and they translate that to their people and to their counterparts in other countries. You can fulfill and achieve a great deal if you get along well as individuals, as people, as persons.’ – Salman Khurshid

‘Xerox’s innovative technology and service offerings – delivered through an expanding distribution system with a lean and flexible business model – continue to solidify our market leadership, driving consistently strong earnings performance.’ – Anne M. Mulcahy

‘Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.’ – Simon Sinek

‘I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It’s very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.’ – Gautam Gambhir

‘Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.’ – Andy Stanley

‘Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership.’ – Andy Stanley

‘Say what you will about the leadership of ‘SNL,’ they have crafted an institution as opposed to just running a show. I don’t think that’s by accident.’ – Phil LaMarr

‘Lead yourself whenever your boss’ leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn’t praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn’t make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.’ – Mario Teguh

‘I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.’ – Angela Ahrendts

‘Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.’ – Herb Kelleher

‘Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It’s inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we’ll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.’ – Howard Schultz

‘I’d like to believe that achieving a leadership position is all about competency, capability and ambition, so I try not to distinguish between the sexes when it comes to giving career advice.’ – Heather Bresch

‘I don’t want to over generalize, but I believe that women are typically drawn to leadership styles that focus on consensus building, effective listening and working in teams. That’s certainly been my leadership style, and I think it’s been very successful.’ – Margaret Hamburg

‘I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions. I am wealthy in that the people of Russia have twice entrusted me with the leadership of a great nation such as Russia – I believe that is my greatest wealth.’ – Vladimir Putin

‘There is a sense of call to take leadership roles. You’re serving people and submitting to God as best you can.’ – Richard Foster

‘Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.’ – Henri Nouwen

‘As I’ve progressed in my career, I’ve come to appreciate – and really value – the other attributes that define a company’s success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.’ – Ursula Burns

‘I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.’ – Jimmy Johnson

‘The problem is not Hamas, the problem is not people. The root of the problem is Islam itself as an idea, as an idea. And about Hamas as an organization, of course, the Hamas leadership, including my father, they’re responsible; they’re responsible for all the violence that happened from the organization.’ – Mosab Hassan Yousef

‘I’ve always been about the power of a woman – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you’re talking her body, her voice or her leadership.’ – Donna Karan

‘I’ve always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can’t expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.’ – Audrey Meadows

‘Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.’ – Russell Wilson

‘My height doesn’t define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature – and I try to bring that on a daily basis.’ – Russell Wilson

‘I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge.’ – Gene Cernan

‘One of the best teaching experiences Ed Schein and I had when we were teaching at MIT in the 1960s was inventing a course on leadership through film.’ – Warren Bennis

‘Mandela’s heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.’ – Bono

‘We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.’ – Lech Walesa

‘Basketball Without Borders is a leadership camp that takes basketball to different places around the world, to Africa, Europe, America and Asia. It’s a camp that brings players from different parts of the continent to one city that’s been assigned as the host city. We’ve been going to a different city every year.’ – Dikembe Mutombo

‘For good or ill, I’m a person of leadership. I do my best. I don’t dodge responsibility.’ – Gerry Adams

‘In any leadership position, you’re always going to be disappointing somebody.’ – Biz Stone

‘American presidential leadership never goes out of style.’ – Monica Crowley

‘If you have small-government, traditional values, you may be considered by your own leadership to be an enemy of the state.’ – Monica Crowley

‘When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.’ – Monica Crowley

‘By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we’re going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell.’ – Robert Wilson

‘There’s the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do.’ – Oliver North

‘A lot of young people just starting out unskilled, as all Americans do when they’re born here, come to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the communities of faith, and the Republican leadership.’ – Grover Norquist

‘We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.’ – Beth Brooke

‘Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.’ – Chiang Kai-shek

‘I’ve always believed that government tends to screw up whatever it touches, but Obama in particular seemed different. He understood tech issues that left the other candidates bewildered. Part of it may be his age. But whatever the reason, I had real hope that he could help lead us into a new century of technology leadership and growth.’ – Michael Arrington

‘I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow.’ – Margaret D. Nadauld

‘A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.’ – Helene D. Gayle

‘Projecting weakness will not make us safer or discourage attacks against us. We need to show leadership and strength by demonstrating that we will not tolerate violent acts against our people, and we will not leave our citizens or our interests vulnerable to an attack.’ – Tom Rooney

‘Too often, advances in civil rights or women’s rights are undermined by wrong-headed legislation or weak-kneed political leadership.’ – Mike Quigley

‘There’s no doubt West Point impacted who I am… It has an enormous emphasis, not only on military aspects, but character development. Whether it’s the honor code, or the interactions you have, both with the cadet leadership and the academy leadership, every place you are is a character test.’ – Mike Pompeo

‘My mom was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School, in 1946. She had leadership roles in the law, in government and the corporate world. She was a great role model in that she felt anything was possible.’ – John W. Rogers, Jr.

‘My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.’ – James McNerney

‘A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.’ – Bruce Rauner

‘Leadership is hard to train on.’ – Ben Horowitz

‘What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.’ – Kenneth Chenault

‘At the end the day because I believe so strongly in leadership, what I look for first, what I try to assess, is integrity.’ – Kenneth Chenault

‘People invest in businesses that they believe have the leadership, mission and team to grow and operate profitably.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

‘When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s what brings leaders in Turkey to attack Israel the way they do. When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s why we see the leader of Iran… continuing to build the nuclear reactors.’ – Danny Danon

‘The notion of ‘world leadership’ is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country by 2034?’ – Shashi Tharoor

‘All the leadership positions that I have had have one common denominator: none has required that I give up my science work.’ – Mildred Dresselhaus

‘Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and I noticed how rare it is for a God-glorifying transition of leadership to take place in a local church.’ – C. J. Mahaney

‘I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world’s best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘My best investment, as cliched as this sounds, is the money I’ve spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘I bought my own home in 2004. It’s a sanctuary for my family and a place of peace and calm. It’s key for anyone committed to leadership and success to avoid the noise and focus on their best opportunities.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise that every single person in the organisation can be a leader. Titles are important for structure and order, but real power does not come from titles.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all’s going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything’s falling apart?’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were ‘in;’ ideology was ‘out.” – Sylvia Mathews Burwell

‘In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted.’ – Noah Feldman

‘The Chinese public is deeply nationalist, which matters to China’s unelected political leadership as much as U.S. nationalism does to American politicians. As China becomes the world’s largest economy, there is meaningful public pressure for its power status to advance in parallel. Any alternative would be humiliating.’ – Noah Feldman

‘The world is fortunate – for the time being, at least – that it has an American president in Obama who is prepared to take a conciliatory and concessive attitude towards America’s decline and that it has a Chinese leadership which has been extremely cautious about expressing an opinion, let alone flexing its muscles.’ – Martin Jacques

‘I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.’ – Wendy Davis

‘I’ve never worried about payback. People are hungry for leadership that’s not afraid of political consequence.’ – Wendy Davis

‘Why would I be willing to challenge my Republican leadership? Because my allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to my political party.’ – Matt Salmon

‘I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.’ – Henry Cloud

‘What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.’ – Henry Cloud

‘The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then trying to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.’ – Noam Chomsky

‘I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None.’ – Chris Hadfield

‘In one of my recent books, ‘The Success Principles,’ I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success – and to great leadership.’ – Jack Canfield

‘The Vatican’s recognition of the State of Israel in 1997 could not have occurred without John Paul’s leadership.’ – David Novak

‘I parted ways with the Congress, a party that I served for so many years, because its leadership constantly humiliated me by ignoring my talent both as a leader and an administrator.’ – Satpal Maharaj

‘Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door.’ – Aaron Schock

‘As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America’s seriousness about the peace process is in doubt.’ – Elliott Abrams

‘When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region’s most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change.’ – Wadah Khanfar

‘So long as the global economy continues to recover, that remains Obama’s No. 1 claim to successful leadership. Nothing else even comes close.’ – Thomas P.M. Barnett

‘Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It’s about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I could have done three things better yesterday.” – Jeffrey R. Immelt

‘One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.’ – Jim Yong Kim

‘One of the lessons of leadership worth emphasizing is that you want to get to know other great leaders and take their advice. At some point in your development, it’s only people who’ve been in the seat of having to be leaders who can help you in a deep way.’ – Jim Yong Kim

‘As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it’s in the national interest.’ – Jackie Speier

‘In terms of personalities – I don’t care about the personalities, I want leadership that’s in favor of my principles: free markets, adherence to the Constitution, and equal treatment for everyone under the law.’ – Dave Brat

‘Digitas is a company that’s very rapidly changing – the digital world changes every day. It’s important we hire people who are curious about what’s going on and who are willing to learn and want to learn. I look for core leadership traits.’ – Laura Lang

‘There is usually an ‘X factor’ that is hard to define. For HTC, I think it is our culture. We embrace the best of our Eastern roots and combine it with the best of the Western cultures where we have leadership and offices. It makes the culture colorful as well as energetic and creative.’ – Cher Wang

‘I think the most important leadership lessons I’ve learned have to do with understanding the context in which you are leading. Universities are places with enormously distributed authority and many different sorts of constituencies, all of whom have a stake in that institution.’ – Drew Gilpin Faust

‘For many years, Myanmar’s leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy.’ – Najib Razak

‘In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians.’ – Bill Dedman

‘In politics, as in business, leadership is crucial.’ – Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

‘Much of what has gone wrong in the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace is due to a lack of strong leadership, primarily among the Palestinians.’ – Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

‘It’s an American worker’s right to unionize for sure, but that being said, don’t expect me not to point out when or if union leadership takes advantage of union members.’ – Joe Wurzelbacher

‘Ray Lewis, I’ve grown up watching Ray Lewis. Just watching his intensity, his passion for the game, his love for the game, his work ethic. Everything in a linebacker that you want to be is in Ray Lewis, from leadership qualities, all that.’ – Manti Te’o

‘Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, ‘You ought to go into politics.’ I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I’m not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.’ – Brad Wenstrup

‘In a leadership role in Iraq and in running my own business, what I’ve learned is if you don’t listen, you’re going to strike out. You’re going to fail miserably. The people you work with have got to know you’re engaged and you’re listening.’ – Brad Wenstrup

‘Having served in the Nixon Administration, I am well aware of how the political leadership of an administration can try to politicize the civil service, including law enforcement.’ – Frank Wolf

‘Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington – the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city’s avatars of centrism and continuity – Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.’ – Timothy Noah

‘Once the public loses confidence in a president’s leadership at a time of war, once they don’t trust him anymore, once his credibility is sharply diminished, how does he get it back?’ – Robert Dallek

‘Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.’ – Robert Dallek

‘As someone who has more than a passing acquaintance with most of the 20th century presidents, I have often thought that their accomplishments have little staying power in shaping popular views of their leadership.’ – Robert Dallek

‘On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department’s top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal.’ – Barton Gellman

‘Some people feel, you make your case, if they listen to you, fine, if they don’t, that’s it. That’s not what leadership is. Leadership is trying to continue to make a case.’ – Anthony Fauci

‘In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.’ – Eskinder Nega

‘I fully support U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give.’ – Malala Yousafzai

‘When you look at a Congress that has an 84 percent disapproval rating, that means that for the most part, the people of this country, and certainly California, are looking for new leadership.’ – Elizabeth Emken

‘You can’t consider a president weak because he will have a Congress that Mexican voters have wanted to be co-responsible in the decisions to be taken… It will be through the leadership that I will exercise that we will be able to build the agreements in Congress.’ – Enrique Pena Nieto

‘Mexico has lost its leadership, and a lot of that has to do with its poor performance and the lack of better results in our country.’ – Enrique Pena Nieto

‘There are many things that matter much more than an editor’s gender in shaping the direction of the leadership.’ – Nancy Gibbs

‘We know that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al Qaeda central, including a man who was formerly Osama bin Laden’s secretary.’ – Richard Engel

‘We never used to blink at taking a leadership role in the world. And we understood leadership often required something other than drones and bombs. We accepted global leadership not just for humanitarian reasons, but also because it was in our own best interest. We knew we couldn’t isolate ourselves from trouble. There was no place to hide.’ – Robert Reich

‘I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I’ve loved it ever since I was on ‘The West Wing.” – Rob Lowe

‘I think in any situation, so much of effective leadership is when it comes from your own personality. And I feel very fortunate to be comfortable in the Colts locker room, where people can be who they are, and they don’t have to change it when they show up to work that day.’ – Andrew Luck

‘I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you’re essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.’ – Andrew Luck

‘I think leadership is most effective when it’s your own personality. But I feel like it’s a natural progression as a quarterback, as well.’ – Andrew Luck

‘The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized.’ – Thomas E. Mann

‘In my view, it is important that our national government exercise leadership to improve the resiliency of the entire nation in the face of continuing extreme weather.’ – Matt Cartwright

‘The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.’ – Matt Cartwright

‘Especially if you don’t have a job that’s providing fulfillment in your technical expertise, there is a lot of reward to working on a very smart and demanding community that will respect you and will give you leadership and authority based on what you do.’ – Mitchell Baker

‘Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.’ – Michael Ignatieff

‘As much as you don’t like disciplining your kids, you have to sometimes. Kids want that structure, that leadership, that guidance. I think that’s what I try to give my children.’ – Mark Teixeira

‘The American president has a peculiar leadership responsibility to speak out for freedom.’ – Ted Cruz

‘I very much believe in values-based leadership and that the values that I believe in and try to govern by are transcendent values.’ – Deval Patrick

‘To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.’ – Christine Lagarde

‘There are a lot of good men out there who just need a little direction and leadership in order for them to offer what they have to young men and boys.’ – John Eldredge

‘You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.’ – Sheri L. Dew

‘Churches need to figure out how they will address the spiritual lives of their staffs and leadership teams.’ – John Ortberg

‘The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘Leadership is one of sports’ intangibles. Guys can score, guys can fight, guys can skate faster than anybody else. But not everybody can say, ‘Follow me.” – Paul Coffey

‘There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it.’ – Mo Ibrahim