Favorite Quotations ~  Leadership, 7 Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

"Let him that would move the world, first move himself." ~ Socrates

Lion & Lamb

I used to say, "Go boldly in among the English," and then I used to go boldly in myself. ~ Joan of Arc

The effective leader recognizes that she is more dependent on her people than they are on her. Walk softly. ~ Brian Tracy

Leaders get out front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves--and by which they are willing to be judged. ~ Fred Smith

The CEO's role in raising a company's corporate IQ is to establish an atmosphere that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration. ~ Bill Gates, IBD, 1/6/05

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. ~ Ralph Nader

My style of leadership is to lead with the lightest touch that I possibly can. ~ Steven Squyres

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

Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen. ~ Alan Keith

Leadership always contains far more down cycles than ups. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Wilson, and both Roosevelts experienced setbacks that would have discouraged (the) less resilient. ~ James O'Toole, IBD, 8/19/05

We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional.~ Paul G. Hawken

Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs. ~ Stephen R. Covey

A leader is best when people barely know he exists… when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: we did this ourselves. ~ Lao Tzu

The person who would be a leader must be a bridge. ~ Welsh Proverb

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