Favorite Quotations ~  Leadership, 2 Leadership

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" ~ Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ~ Indira Gandhi

When the sea was calm all ships alike showed mastership in floating. ~ William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

A true leader inspires others to lead themselves. ~ Ari D. Kaplan

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside where it functions best. ~ Margaret Thatcher

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. ~ John Steinbeck

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter

Leadership is action, not position. ~ Donald H. McGannon

There's a way to do it better - find it. ~ Thomas Edison

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. ~ Faye Wattleton

When placed in charge, take control. ~ H. Norman Schwarzkopf

The group will not prosper if the leader grabs the lion's share of the credit for the good work that has been done. ~ Lao Tzu

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin

People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. ~ H. Ross Perot

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