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* Great necessities call forth great leaders.
-- Abigail Adams

At one time or another, everyone chooses or is asked to be a leader. With training and understanding, we can all be better leaders when we are called to be in a leadership position.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
-- John Quincy Adams

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

* Whether our task is fighting poverty, stemming the spread of disease or saving innocent lives from mass murder, we have seen that we cannot succeed without the leadership of the strong and the engagement of all.
-- Kofi Annan
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
-- Susan B. Anthony

* Strong people don't need strong leaders.
-- Ella Baker

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
-- Warren G. Bennis

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
-- Warren Bennis

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
-- Warren G. Bennis

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
-- Kenneth Blanchard

* Leaders should be collaborative, modest, and generous
-– Bill Bradley

There are many elements to a campaign.Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
-- Bernd Brecher

* “People learn to lead because they care about something.”
-- Charlotte Bunch

“We need women leaders. But we need them to have a vision for something.”
-- Charlotte Bunch

“Whether there are innately female leadership styles... is not really the right question. It is more important to ask why there has been so little attention paid to women leaders over the years as well as why the styles of leading more often exhibited by women are particularly useful at this critical moment in history.”
Charlotte Bunch

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
-- James Callaghan

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

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
-- Rosalynn Carter

* Times of upheaval require not just more leadership but more leaders. People at all organizational levels, whether anointed or self-appointed, must be empowered to share leadership responsibilities.
-- Rosalynn Carter

* Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
-- Chen Shui-bian

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
-- Noam Chomsky

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.
-- Anthony T. Dadovano

I never had much faith in leaders. I am willing to be charged with almost anything, rather than to be charged with being a leader. I am suspicious of leaders, and especially of the intellectual variety. Give me the rank and file every day in the week. If you go to the city of Washington, and you examine the pages of the Congressional Directory, you will find that almost all of those corporation lawyers and cowardly politicians, members of Congress, and mis-representatives of the masses -- you will find that almost all of them claim, in glowing terms, that they have risen from the ranks to places of eminence and distinction. I am very glad I cannot make that claim for myself. I would be ashamed to admit that I had risen from the ranks. When I rise it will be with the ranks, and not from the ranks.
-- Eugene V. Debs

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
-- Max DePree

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
-- Max DePree

Every successful leader must instill the vision of where the organization is going and what is necessary to attain that goal.
-- John Di Frances

The six essential leadership attributes: set high standards; live your standards and mentor those who follow; create and share a vision; make the hard choices when necessary; be visible and outfront; and instill hope in those who follow.
-- John Di Frances

* Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-- Peter F. Drucker

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
-- Peter F. Drucker

Leaders grow; they are not made.
-- Peter F. Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
-- Peter F. Drucker

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 F. Drucker

Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
-- Peter F. Drucker

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team." They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
-- Peter F. Drucker

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Leadership Week - February 1-7



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