Best Quotes About Leadership

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. -Stephen Covey

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

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership. -Eric Hoffer

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

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. -Ralph Nader

When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy. -Gennaro Angiulo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. -Donald Rumsfeld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Character matters; leadership descends from character. -Rush Limbaugh

The art of communication is the language of leadership. -James Humes

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership. -James Humes

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. -Harvey S. Firestone

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

Education is the mother of leadership. -Wendell Willkie

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

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. -Dianne Feinstein

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

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

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

Example is leadership. -Albert Schweitzer

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

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. -Woodrow Wilson

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

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

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it. -Cyril Falls

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

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

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

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. -Bo Bennett

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership. -Bill Owens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians. -Haley Barbour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle. -Richard Grimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy. -Michael Bergdahl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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'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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have seen for the first time in 100 years of conflict, the two peoples – the Israeli people and the Palestinian people – are ahead of their leaderships. -Amos Oz

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

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

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

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

Party domination and State leadership are concepts incompatible with one another. -Franz von Papen

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

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

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

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

I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership. -Octavia E. Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness. -Paul Tsongas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them. -Peter Chernin

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.

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

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

Life isn't easy, and leadership is harder still. -Walter Russell Mead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. -Mitt Romney

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

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

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

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

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example. -Jeff Landry

We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us. -Randy Hultgren

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

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

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

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

We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League. -Roger Goodell

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

The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president. -Joe Heck

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

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

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

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

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

Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead. -Pete Hoekstra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I'm impatient. Typically people think they know all about change and don't need help. Their approach tends to be more management-oriented than leadership-oriented. It's very frustrating. -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

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

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

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

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

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature. -Michelle Bachelet

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

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

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

In some countries we have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, so the entry of women into political leadership has caused a tsunami. -Iveta Radicova

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain. -Dylan Lauren

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If more women are in leadership roles, we'll stop assuming they shouldn't be. -Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost of leadership is self-interest. -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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they're mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions. -Gracia Martore

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything rises and falls on leadership. -John C. Maxwell

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

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

We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed. -Lech Walesa

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

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

In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn't mean imposing a bunch of rules. -Don Yaeger

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

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

The vision is to restore Avon to an iconic beauty brand and to our leadership position in global direct selling, as well as continuing to ensure that we live up to our mission of empowering women. -Sheri McCoy

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

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

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.

I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn't thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead. -Penny Pritzker

A C.E.O.'s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I've done that my whole career. -Bruce Rauner

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

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

Anytime you're going to take your Marines into harm's way, they are looking for leadership that is calm, assertive, sure of themselves. And quite honestly, I don't think that some of these young Marines care if it's a male or a female. They just want to be properly led. -Loretta Reynolds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi are our star campaigners. Our party will fight under their leadership. -Jitin Prasada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What made me decide to run was the dire state of the economy and the non-leadership of President Obama. At that point in time, my campaign put a mustache on Obama as part of the national campaign drive. -Kesha Rogers

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

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

I try to work hard. I try to set a good example. I don't look at it as though I've got to be a leader. I just try to behave the way I think I should behave. If that results in a leadership role, great. -Matt Holliday

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

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

I helped to restore America's leadership. -Hillary Clinton

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

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

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

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

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

There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it. -Mo Ibrahim

For citizens to become fully engaged in holding their leadership to account, accurate information is required to see where action is needed, to measure the results of policies and programmes, to build support for courageous decisions and to consolidate political legitimacy. -Mo Ibrahim

The Nobel Prize is worth $1.5 million, but that's not the issue. Do the distinguished scientists who win the Nobel Prize need the money? Probably not. The honor is more important the money, and that's the case with the prize for African leadership as well. -Mo Ibrahim

John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed. -Harvey Gantt

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. -Peter Senge

I think the job of leadership is to expand what can be talked about and to get consensus on the nature of the problem, and that is most of the job. Because once you do that, once you have diagnosis, treatment options are obvious. -Jim Cooper

I feel like, if the guys can look at me in the huddle and see a calm and collected face, that they're going to relax a little bit. The way I look at it, leadership and being that guy is, don't be someone you're not. Don't be a hoorah guy jumping around and clapping your hands if you're not that guy. -Matt Flynn

Preseason football is hard to evaluate. It's never going to be clean for the quarterbacks. You have to overcome the ugly plays and be productive. It's a component of leadership that is necessary. The guys that make it in the league survive that. -Mike McCarthy

I learned long ago on the battlefields of Vietnam that in a crisis, there is no substitute for clear-eyed leadership. -Jim Webb

The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command. -Jim Webb

Leaders are for calling people to their better angels, for helping guide them to a kind of sterner, more mature sense of what we need to do. To me, Reagan's brand of leadership was what I call 'a liturgy of absolution.' He absolved Americans almost in a priestly role to contend with sin. Who wouldn't want that? -Rick Perlstein

Prayer-leadership preserves the spirituality of the Church, just as prayerless leaders make for unspiritual conditions. -Edward McKendree Bounds

I think leadership is more than just being able to cross the t's and dot the i's. It's about character and integrity and work ethic. -Steve Largent

I was brought up in a family of leaders, and I think leadership is a life sentence. I like changing things that will shape the future. -Jenny Shipley

I do go against my leadership all the time because I stand firm on the four questions that I ask about all legislation. The first, is it constitutional according to the original intent? The second, does it fit the Judeo-Christian Biblical principles that our nation is founded upon? Third, do we need it? Fourth, can we afford it? -Paul Broun

When the phonies are expelled from their leadership roles and the Republican Party backs a moderate gubernatorial candidate acceptable to the rank and file with proper financing and the intestinal fortitude to fight the good fight, the rank and file will rejoin the fold. -Carl Paladino

I think Caesar is one of the most empathetic characters that I've played. I think that's the key to a successful leadership. Being able to keep your ears open at all times. -Andy Serkis

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

On the monetization front, our strengthening leadership in internet user base and broadening reach of our platform have already positioned us as a must-buy platform in online video for brand advertisers to reach a nationwide audience within China. -Victor Koo

We're trying to take a leadership role in solving the nation's health-care crisis. We want everybody in this country to have health insurance. -Steven Burd

Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems. -Louis R. Chenevert

Even as an 18-year-old, I had to grow comfortable with my leadership style, which is that I was really impatient with under-motivated people – extremely impatient, to the point where I was counterproductive as a manager of underproductive people. And that hasn't really changed. If people need to be motivated, I'm no good. -Bing Gordon

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

I think leadership is not something you learn; it's something you discover. -Myles Munroe

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

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

I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to resolve the problems that we face as Americans and also the problems we face as people on this planet, and I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed. -Martin O'Malley

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

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

Nobody knows better than I do what the pressures of party leadership can do to a young family. It tore mine apart. -Justin Trudeau

My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me. -Justin Trudeau

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

In Germany, they have great difficulty with anything that smacks of cultism or messianic leadership. You can't talk about leadership in its charismatic forms. -David Whyte

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

As the leadership team, we're taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership. -Amy Hood

Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership – if you're right about what you're stubborn about. -Douglas Brinkley

I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, 'Where am I needed most?' -Mike Pence

Despite the increasingly presidential style of political leadership in our country, teamwork is essential. -Bob Ainsworth

Under Ed Miliband's leadership, we are changing both our party's structures and culture. -Douglas Alexander

Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed. -Sharad Pawar

I think the American people are looking for real leadership. That's what I've done in Louisiana, that's what I'll do in America. -Bobby Jindal

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

I can govern by bringing people together. And also, I've been tested in a way no one else has. I was governor on September 11th, and I'm proud of my leadership in bringing New York through that time. And when I left, we were stronger, we were safer, and we were more united than at any time in my lifetime. -George Pataki

I think America is in trouble, but it's not beyond repair. But it's going to take leadership who sees the greatness of this country and who believes that, once again, we can be one nation under God. -Mike Huckabee

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

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

In 'Henry V,' the story of the assumption of true and responsible leadership by Henry I think is hard-won. He has to lose friends; he has to risk his life. -Kenneth Branagh

Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it's necessary for running countries, too. You've got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there's a risk of failure. -Bernard L. Schwartz

We design our own programmes; we take leadership. Of course the donors come in to support us, to complement our efforts. Our responsibility to the donors is about accountability: about how we use that money. If somebody gives you his money, definitely he will be interested in knowing how you spend the money. -Jakaya Kikwete

Charter laws do something really important. They give educators the freedom and flexibility that they need to attain results. But we also have to invest a lot in the leadership pipeline to take advantage of that freedom and flexibility. -Wendy Kopp

We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges. We also look for the ability to influence and motivate others who share your values, strong problem-solving ability, and leadership. -Wendy Kopp

I think the way to understand Teach for America is as a leadership development program. -Wendy Kopp

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

We are working essentially to build a leadership force of folks who will, during their first two years of teaching, actually put their kids on a different trajectory – not just survive as a new teacher, but actually help close the achievement gap for their kids. -Wendy Kopp

The mission that unites all of the programs of the Teach For All global network is that of cultivating the leadership capacity critical to ultimately ensuring educational opportunity for all. -Wendy Kopp

School boards can be a steppingstone to higher forms of political leadership. -Wendy Kopp

If we're going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we're making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country. -Wendy Kopp

Teach For America is working hard to be one significant source of the leadership we need. -Wendy Kopp

Fostering the leadership necessary for transformational outcomes in education is hard work, and in countries around the world, there is a constant search for easier solutions. -Wendy Kopp

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

Mindsets, skills and leadership, experience and access, and critical consciousness – we need all four of these things for our students to be the leaders, people and citizens we want them to be. -Wendy Kopp

If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context. -Billy Collins

I'm convinced the question of development is mainly an issue of governance and leadership. -Augustin Matata Ponyo

There's no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman – everything is against you. -Abigail Disney

We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don't want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male. -Abigail Disney

I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability. -Jeffrey Lurie

The truth is that no internal reviews or congressional hearings will change the Secret Service's broken management culture. It needs better leadership. -Ronald Kessler

I don't think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth. -Baba Kalyani

Message to all you crazed parents desperately hiring tutors and padding your kid's thin resume: Chillax. Attending an elite college is no guarantee of leadership, life success, or earnings potential. -Nina Easton

Good political leadership for me involves getting the big decisions right – however difficult, however controversial, however potentially divisive – and then being able to take people with you. -Charles Kennedy

As a former minority leader who became the first Republican Speaker of the House in Florida since Reconstruction, I know that leadership is not an easy task. -Dan Webster

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 think people are hungry for new ideas and leadership in the world of poverty alleviation. Most development programs are started and led by people with Ph.Ds in economics or policy. Samasource is part of a cadre of younger organizations headed by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds. -Leila Janah

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 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

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

Abby Johnson has agreed to become Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity, reflecting a further step forward in our leadership succession plan. Abby will retain her role of President, and I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. -Edward Johnson, III

MoMA is one of the world's great cultural institutions with one of the world's premier Boards and Museum leadership. It is my distinct pleasure to work with such a talented and highly qualified group. I salute Bob Menschel for the high bar he has set and follow him in the position of Chairman with all the respect he has earned. -Jerry Speyer

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

When Xi Jinping came to power, there were a series of hints that market-based capitalism would be allowed to move forward under his leadership. At the first real threat, they've fallen over themselves to impose government control. -Roger Altman

At HBO, my leadership had to inspire and gain the respect of employees in a large company with over 100 external business relationships in dozens of countries. -James Costos

In the U.S. and Canada, 50% of the young leadership of all the organizations like AIPAC and Hillel are Birthright alumni. -Charles Bronfman

While loyalists and defectors overall said John Smith did a better job of standing up for Labour's values, they put Blair ahead on representing the whole country, appealing beyond traditional Labour voters and offering strong, competent leadership; switchers to the Tories gave him a clear lead in all categories. -Michael Ashcroft

You need strong leadership to effectuate change, and the easiest way is to keep everything status quo. And sometimes changes are necessary. If not, you build up too much potential energy. -Ronnie Chan

ROIers are always reaching out to me to share their appreciation for the experiences, opportunities and connections we have provided and also to express their excitement about taking the next step in their leadership journey. -Lynn Schusterman

The people of Oklahoma deserve better. We deserve leadership that's willing and unafraid to take a public stand against bigotry and bullying. -Lynn Schusterman

A philanthropic venture requires all the energy, knowledge and money from its founder that a company requires from the leadership team. -Romesh Wadhwani

For the absolute avoidance of doubt, my leadership will be about unity, drawing on all the talents – with women representing half of the shadow cabinet – and working together at every level of the party. -Jeremy Corbyn

If the leadership can't win a debate, then we should show true leadership and implement the democratic will of our party. -Jeremy Corbyn

I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I've built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out – I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: 'Trump: The Art of the Deal.' -Donald Trump

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

The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher's strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary. -Nigel Hamilton

I wasn't a very convenient person for the leadership. I had my own opinion about things and knew how to insist on this. -Gherman Titov

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective. -Travis Bradberry

It's through a leader's actions – what he or she does and says on a daily basis – that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. -Travis Bradberry

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

Too many talk about a company's leadership, referring to the senior most executives in the organization. They are just that: senior executives. Leadership doesn't automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. Hopefully you find it there, but there are no guarantees. -Travis Bradberry

One of the best essays I've seen in recent years was by a young woman who wrote about how being chosen to choreograph a high school musical forced her to assume a leadership role she wasn't sure she was ready for – but of course she was. -Kate Klise

Many high school students are under so much competitive pressure. They are sometimes taught that if they don't have a 4.0 GPA, score in the 99th percentile on admissions tests, and demonstrate leadership in sports and participate in clubs, they won't get into college anywhere. Even highly credentialed professionals get caught up in this. -Elizabeth Thornton

To be an objective leader means aligning your models with the needs of the organization. There is no question anymore that collaboration, seeking out diverse perspectives and developing new ways to look at challenges and opportunities, is a key leadership competency. -Elizabeth Thornton

All our lives are enriched by the leadership and excellence and confidence of female athletes, whether the Mia Hamms and Maya Moores we know or the field hockey, lacrosse and track and field athletes we do not necessarily know. -George Vecsey

Chinese entrepreneurs have to implement their work under the leadership of the Party and the government – it is very clear. -Li Shufu

We carry out our work under the leadership of the government. -Li Shufu

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. In the past, few women have tried, and even fewer have succeeded. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Valuation depends on several factors. From an investor angle, they look at leadership position, management, and what the company's offerings are. I think these three things got 5/5 for a company like Flipkart, and that is what is driving valuations and growth. -Sachin Bansal

ISIS has leadership, just like al Qaeda has leadership. It's important to be able to eliminate the individuals that are leading the organization. -James Lankford

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

Among the qualities most needed among those who aspire to true leadership in the fostering of peace and goodwill among the nations and in overcoming racial and religious antagonism is the cooperative spirit and objective. -John Mott

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

In the South, there was absence of any leadership corresponding in breadth and courage to that of Abraham Lincoln. -W. E. B. Du Bois

It was a hallmark of Nelson Mandela's leadership that being open to change made him appear not weaker, but even stronger. -Klaus Schwab

We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people – whether majority or minority, or individual human beings – are 'expendable' in the cause of theory or of policy. -Robert Kennedy

In government, our chief executives have been lawyers. The great majority of our cabinets and congresses are and have been men trained in the law. They have provided the leadership and the statecraft and the store of strength when it was needed. -Robert Kennedy

As a brand, Ahla is one of Strauss-Elite's strongest. But we need to do a lot of marketing in order to regain market leadership. I have no doubt that we will do that, even if it takes time. -Ofra Strauss

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

For more than 20 years, Camfed has supported a generation of African girls and women with access to secondary and higher education, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, into positions of leadership. -Ann Cotton

The fact that companies are getting into building power plants that collect their own CO2 on-site shows there's some leadership in that industry. Some industries have seen the writing on the wall: that carbon will have to be managed. -Klaus Lackner

I wanted total control and leadership. I wanted to buy the horses and choose the players. -Adolfo Cambiaso

I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don't have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone. -Mickey Drexler

Enter the candidates on horseback: While military leaders can sometimes be dangerous in politics, our best generals and admirals embody the democratic values and leadership skills for which the country is yearning. -David Ignatius

The nation's chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors. -David Ignatius

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

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

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

Fortunately, good policy, true principles, and effective leadership work whenever they are tried. When we reduce government, balance budgets, and keep taxes as low as possible, states respond in a positive way. -Brian Sandoval

By the 1890s, the leading Wall Street bankers were becoming increasingly disgruntled with their own creation, the National Banking System… while the banking system was partially centralized under their leadership, it was not centralized enough. -Murray Rothbard

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

There definitely comes a time where a fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership would be good, and the Conservative Party has got some great people coming up – the Theresa Mays, and the George Osbornes, and the Boris Johnsons. -David Cameron

I've said I'll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat – two are wonderful but three might just be too many. -David Cameron

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

I can tell people a story that they believe in and get behind. So I'm good at the leadership part. But I've always said that I'm a terrible manager. I'm not good at giving feedback. -Stewart Butterfield

This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain't going to happen. -Newt Gingrich

Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I'm a pretty pure conservative. So that's a potential of his leadership. -Jeff Sessions

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

I have been chastised by a president, I have antagonized and angered presidents, and I have taken on my own leadership. -Xavier Becerra

California is a very important state. As goes California, so goes the nation. We need to have strong leadership. Someone who can hit the ground running. -Xavier Becerra

I've been a Democrat, I've been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don't believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership. -Michael Bloomberg

When the president went around the table to the country's national security leadership, Hillary was clear: We have to go get bin Laden. And our Special Operations Forces did just that. -Leon Panetta

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

Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak represent the very best of Ford and our culture and built a legacy of leadership, integrity and commitment to excellence that will benefit us for years to come. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

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

America is stronger because of President Obama's leadership, and I'm better because of his friendship. -Hillary Clinton

We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger. -Bernie Sanders

The leadership of the Palestinian Authority is not held in high regard by most of the population of the West Bank. They're seen as living relatively high off the hog and certainly not accomplishing anything vis-a-vis the Israelis. -Ian Lustick

As a former member of JWA's management team, and more recently as a director, I am delighted to have the opportunity now to take the reins of leadership of the company. I look forward to working with JWA's management team to chart the course and execute the plan to further strengthen and broaden JWA's leading product franchises. -Helen Johnson-Leipold

Up until the time I was cast in 'Star Trek,' the roles were pretty shallow – thin, stereotyped, one-dimensional roles. I knew this character was a breakthrough role, certainly for me as an individual actor but also for the image of an Asian character: no accent, a member of the elite leadership team. -George Takei

I feel comfortable in a position of leadership, but that's not to say I feel complacent about it. I take it incredibly seriously. -Nicola Sturgeon

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

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

I have no doubt that the Palestinian Arab leadership made a mistake when it did not accept the partition plan in 1947, but I want to try to understand it. -Ayman Odeh

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

The Gaza leadership is stuck in its rhetoric of revolution and resistance. But the people are fed up with their leadership. -Isaac Herzog

I believe most of the public should be involved in the election of the leadership. -Tzipi Livni

The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence. -Ehud Barak

Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced. -Ehud Barak

There are no good and bad peoples; there are only leaderships that behave responsibly or insanely. -Yossi Sarid

I believe a democracy needs men and women of conviction in its positions of leadership in order for us to succeed. That's the subject of 'A Perfect Candidate,' a film I made 20 years ago about Oliver North and Charles Robb. -R. J. Cutler

If women are not accorded equal place in the leadership of the Catholic Church and the other great world religions, they will always be treated as inferiors in earthly matters as well. -Tim Kaine

Any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. -Bernie Sanders

I think that bold leadership sells. -Sean Duffy

Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn't carry out an intelligent debate. He oversimplifies, he exaggerates, and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn't provide leadership, and he has no real experience. -Peter T. King

We are at a point in our nation's history when the right leadership is needed more than ever. Hillary has spent her life advocating for poor and working class families. Hillary will help build an economy for tomorrow and beyond; strengthen America's families; defend our country and its core values; and revitalize our democracy. -Marcia Fudge

Inspiration is an underexamined part of political life and presidential leadership. -George Packer

Our country needs a new generation of leadership, and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation. -Cory Gardner

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has the potential to reshape America's relationship with the nations of the Pacific Rim, enhance U.S. leadership in this critically important region, and provide a major boost to our economy. -Cory Gardner

If it doesn't have a full delay or defund of Obamacare, I know I and many others will not be able to support whatever the leadership proposes. -Scott Garrett

I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play. -Elizabeth Esty

It was easy for Sanford to have a bully pulpit as governor. It's another thing to be in the trenches, having to face leadership, and say, 'No, that's not a conservative position, that's not what we're doing.' -Jeff Duncan

This is not a political issue. I know Florida's leadership has talked about a real commitment to helping our veterans. Now it's time for them to show it. -Ted Deutch

I think leadership is something you earn, more through actions than words. -Ander Crenshaw

Because of Obama's ill-advised actions, the world has lost American leadership. -Michael T. Flynn

Donald Trump's leadership, decision-making and problem solving will restore America's role as the undeniable and unquestioned world leader. -Michael T. Flynn

There is no substitute for American leadership and exceptionalism. -Michael T. Flynn

The world has lost faith in American leadership, and the threats are mounting. -Michael T. Flynn

The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents' voices are not heard: those that we represent. -John Fleming

Louisiana's a very conservative state. When we've ever polled this, we've found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it's very consistent. -John Fleming

We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values. -John Fleming

If we're going to change leadership, we need to do it in a very systematic and organized way. -John Fleming

America is much better than the leadership we have in Washington. -John Fleming

Someday, somehow, the leadership of Planned Parenthood will have to answer for their callous disregard of the sanctity of human life. In the meantime, I am relieved that the Bryan abortion facility has gone out of business. -Bill Flores

I think the comments about me being a shill for leadership are beyond the pale. -Bill Flores

I have disagreements with leadership, I have disagreements with the speaker, but I have those one-on-one. -Bill Flores

The mission statement of the RSC is to foster a constitutionally bound limited government, it's to have a strong national defense, it's to protect private property rights and it's to support American values. That's what the mission statement is. There's nothing in the mission statement about trying to hold leadership accountable. -Bill Flores

The House of Representatives should not be locked down by the decided play of a few in leadership. -Jeff Fortenberry

I now sit at the table in a variety of ways with the House leadership… as we go through taking a look at threat assessments and hot spots around the world. It's a national position, but certainly I don't forget that New Jersey has a critical part of national defense. -Rodney Frelinghuysen

If leadership is something that is in-your-face, then that is a different type of leadership. -Marcia Fudge

People are starving for truth and leadership. -Chris Gibson

We have to reform the entire political process. It's got to start with leadership by example. -Chris Gibson

Mary Jo and I have three teenagers who are in their last years at home. In addition, I was just offered and accepted a position with Williams College as a visiting lecturer on leadership beginning in February 2017, and anticipate accepting other academic positions shortly. -Chris Gibson

I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach. -Phil Gingrey

People want to give everybody a pass, but leadership comes at a price. -Paul Gosar

We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That's what leadership's all about. -Paul Gosar

Our leadership in D.C. should be bold and determined. -Paul Gosar

It's mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better. -Sam Graves

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

What's great about our leadership is they welcome other ideas. -Tom Graves

Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn't going to bring something up that's going to take up floor time and not be successful. -Gene Green

I work closely with Hispanic leadership. -Gene Green

In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures. -Susana Martinez

The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system. -Ariel Sharon

Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there's no reason for him to change. He's just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there's no reason for Donald Trump to change. -Paul Manafort

Donald Trump is talking about the failed leadership of the Obama Administration. -Paul Manafort

The Republican Party is a composition of the members of the party and not just the leadership. -Paul Manafort

There's a conspiracy going on online every day between these top U.K. individuals within ISIS leadership out of Syria. -Michael McCaul

The sad fact is, because we've had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we're having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS. -Michael McCaul

Unlike President Obama, I would say that I support the long-standing bipartisan post-war belief that American global strength and leadership secures our national-security interests, and it also promotes order and stability in the world. And it gives us immense influence in the world and deters our adversaries and reassures our allies. -Tom Cotton

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 worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general. -Martin Dempsey

Under Superintendent Johnson's leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago. -Rahm Emanuel

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

I think the voters are going to see a stark difference between steady leadership from Secretary Clinton, a depth of experience, and ill-temperament and poor judgment from Donald Trump; that's what they've seen this entire campaign. We welcome these debates. -Robby Mook

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

I think I can bring tremendous leadership. -Jared Goff

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

The average American is more focused on leadership than likeability. And more focused on qualifications than quality of speakership. -Kellyanne Conway

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

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

Even back in elementary school, I was a leader, but a leader who didn't know how to channel my leadership skills in a constructive way. When I was younger, it probably came out as being more of a bossy little kid. -Imran Amed

So often, when we don't have people that can be representative or symbolic of leadership and of faith, of purpose, in that absence we become bitter and resentful. -Nate Parker

If you look at your companies, and half of your staff are not female, and a decent percentage of them are not people of color, then you are part of the problem because you need people working for you and you need people in positions of leadership who can exercise their bias and who can exercise their perspective. -David Oyelowo

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

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

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

My generation took on political equality. I believe young people, who have graduated into a poor economy, have an incentive to take on much tougher issues of income equality. If they show the leadership they have demonstrated in the last few elections, they can bring changes even greater than my generation achieved. -Eleanor Holmes Norton

I had just left 'Saturday Night Live' when I came to 'The Daily Show,' and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I'll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that's good leadership. -Rob Riggle

I have always had confidence in our front line F.B.I. personnel as well as the F.B.I. leadership. -Tom Cotton

I believe that people of faith by and large have a great interest in the institution of family and that a family is a great place to learn leadership skills. I'm sure I benefited by having a mom and mad, both of whom were actively involved in the community and in various enterprises. -Mitt Romney

In all of our efforts, we continue to emphasize the importance of inclusivity and transparency on the part of the Afghan government and leadership, especially in linking nascent local governing institutions to the decision-making and financial resources in Kabul. -David Petraeus

When I was commander of Central Command, obviously we were very concerned about the developments in Yemen, the developments in Somalia and elsewhere, in Africa and so forth. But the al Qaeda senior leadership is under unprecedented pressure. -David Petraeus

You have to keep on disrupting. If you let up the pressure, then al-Qaeda senior leadership will come back. -David Petraeus

As a company grows from 25 to 50 to 100 to 200 to 500 to 1000 people, the characteristics of who is the very best talent in leadership roles will change. It's rarely the case that your leadership team at 1000 people is the same leadership team you had a 25 people. -Brad Feld

Stress on fast growing companies comes from a lot of different places. The one that is often the largest, and creates the most second-order issues, is the composition of the leadership team. More specifically, it's specific people on the leadership who don't have the scale experience their role requires at a particular moment in time. -Brad Feld

There's a powerful tendency to overcomplicate the whole notion of leadership. -Mark V. Hurd

I'm a venture capitalist. I like to say my job is to help and support entrepreneurs. I can play a leadership role, but my organization can't be the leader. -Brad Feld

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

Partisanship is not necessarily a bad thing. It leads to new leadership and new opportunities. -Gary Herbert

I totally disagree with the premise that al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. Quite the contrary, al Qaeda has deliberately decentralized its operations – not because of the relentless attacks we have had on its national leadership in Pakistan, but because its strategic objective is to dominate and control Muslim countries in the region. -Jack Keane

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

A lot of people relate leadership to formalities. They believe that leadership is about being professional and strong and always right and being a booming voice. I just don't buy that. I think that leadership is a soft skill; it's a people skill. -Jason Fried

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

It was funny that rank-and-file evangelicals were ahead of all the leadership. They saw for decades conservative Republicans had made promises to them on issues that were important to Christians and conservatives when they were running for office. But when they won, they didn't keep those promises. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America's blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed. -Steve Blank

Kellyanne is the first female campaign manager of any major party to win a presidential general election. In her position, Kellyanne will continue her role as a close adviser to the president-elect and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration's legislative priorities and actions. -Sean Spicer

The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together. -Jack Ma

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory. -Walter Cronkite

The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked. -Azim Premji

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

The principal challenge we face is to go up the value- and domain-skill chain and build a strong consultancy front end and, also, to globalize our leadership much more. -Azim Premji

We who reject Trump's bankrupt leadership must heal old wounds, reorient ourselves, and embrace common goals. And if there is one thing on which we can all agree, it's this: we cannot concede any ground. -David Brock

I watched the Bush administration overreact to the Clinton administration, who believed they did too much nation building, sustaining other countries, and that's why we never put the commitment on Afghanistan and Iraq that should have been in there under their policy leadership. -Jack Keane

Frankly, our adversaries are emboldened by the lack of American leadership in the world, and our friends and our allies, they have lost trust in us. -Jack Keane

Scott Walker has provided some really excellent leadership in Wisconsin. -Ron Johnson

America is best when we come together with clear leadership, expertise, and the political will to take on difficult challenges and get things done. No one should ever doubt the strength and resilience of our country and our democracy. -Jamie Dimon

Evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Ronald Reagan – not because he was the most religious candidate, but he possessed the quality evangelicals felt like was most important, and that is leadership. -Robert Jeffress

The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me. I was deeply inspired. I wanted to do something. -John Lewis

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

I admire Modi's leadership and his ideology. -Akkineni Nagarjuna

I see The Rock running in 2020 and being a two-term president. I think he would be great, and I'm joking when I say I think Stephanie McMahon wouldn't be a fine president of the United States. I think she's got the leadership qualities. I see those two as potential candidates, and I see Kane as a congressional leader. -Mick Foley

I think leadership is just something that comes really natural to me. -Carson Wentz

I started my career in the U.S. military. Traditionally, in the military… you either start with a technical background or a more leadership-focused one. I took the leadership path. -Keith Kellogg

When I decided to leave the military, I realized that the skills I acquired there were transferable to the commercial world both in leadership and the information technology field. I made the decision to move to Oracle because of its strong leadership role. -Keith Kellogg

Our next-door neighbour taught physics at Hampton University. Our church abounded with mathematicians. Supersonics experts held leadership positions in my mother's sorority, and electrical engineers sat on the board of my parents' college alumni associations. -Margot Lee Shetterly

I was raised to believe that America was a force for good in the world and that it should take its leadership role seriously. -Dana Perino

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

Comrade Kim Jong Il, who was faithful to Comrade Kim Il Sung's ideas and cause, led our revolution along the glorious road of victory, braving the severe trials and adversities of history by dint of his unique leadership of the Songun revolution. -Kim Jong-un

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

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

Our Party conferred the honourable title, 'The Heroic Working Class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il,' on our working class that supported the great leaders' ideas and leadership with loyalty. -Kim Jong-un

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

We should steadily intensify the work of establishing the Party's monolithic leadership system to make the whole Party share ideology with the Party Central Committee, breathe the same breath as it, and keep pace with it. -Kim Jong-un

The great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, putting forward the development of sports as a matter that has an important bearing on the prosperity of the country and nation, indicated the road ahead of the Juche-based sports and wrote a new chapter in the history of building a sports power by dint of outstanding ideas and leadership. -Kim Jong-un

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

Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, who… has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to the enviable position of dreaming – and achieving – big dreams again. -Gavin Newsom

The most depressing part of the 2016 election is that the candidates often failed to show any cultural leadership: any recognition that the world of public policy was important but hardly the only good and necessary part of our shared society. -J. D. Vance

That's part of being a real citizen: always questioning your leadership, not only about what it is doing in your own country, but what it is doing elsewhere. Because it is connected. -Raoul Peck

A well-run organization turns over 10% of their organizations, including senior leadership. I don't have the heart to do that. -John T. Chambers

Today's world requires a different leadership style – more collaboration and teamwork, including using Web 2.0 technologies. If you had told me I'd be video blogging and blogging, I would have said, 'No way.' And yet our 20-somethings in the company really pushed me to use that more. -John T. Chambers

I think at least my philosophy of leadership is you focus more on the areas you have to improve or the mistakes than you do on your successes. And that's just how I am in real life. I don't want to let down my customers, my employees, my shareholders. -John T. Chambers

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

My student days in PSG saw three Prime Ministers, two wars, taught us courage, resilience, leadership and optimism. -Shiv Nadar

People finally understood that the role of the social-democratic party rests on its conscious leadership of the mass struggle against the existing society, a struggle that must reckon with the vital, necessary conditions of capitalist society. -Rosa Luxemburg

Most of the time, you think the problem is not as big as it is – because it says something negative about you or your company or your leadership. Face the reality: The facts are not as you want them to be. -Judy Smith

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

My number one philosophy for leadership is leadership by example. If you are not willing to do it yourself, how can you show others how to do it? -Linda McMahon

Optimism is the ultimate definition of a leader. A leader has to look optimistically at what is ahead while not ignoring the challenges that must be overcome. Those challenges are in government, politics, world leadership, and even in community life. -Linda McMahon

I've made enough jokes about Iran's leadership that I'm sure if I showed up that I would get a nice escort – to the main prison – and then I could do a show there. -Maz Jobrani

When news of the first plane's hitting the World Trade Center reached them, bin Laden's followers exploded with joy. But shrewder members of al-Qaeda and the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan realized that the attacks might not be the stunning victory that bin Laden, and many in the West, took them to be. -Peter Bergen

I played quarterback, and it was a leadership position, and even though I'm doing a solo thing now, a lot of my success is a part of assembling this team of people who are really, really talented, and their position doesn't put them out front the way mine does, but it's still a team effort. -Sam Hunt

The legitimacy of the leadership depends on what that country thinks of its leaders. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Americans must place greater emphasis on the more subtle dimensions of national power, such as innovation, education, the balance of force and diplomacy, and the quality of political leadership. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

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

Online leadership is about leveraging digital platforms such as blogs, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other networks to build a loyal following of people who want to learn more about and benefit from your experiences and expertise. -Lewis Howes

As a business owner, leadership is more than just telling others what to do. Leadership is about the investment we make into others and the responsibilities we accept for being the voice and direction that others count on. -Lewis Howes

Recognizing poor leadership is a vital skill to help you achieve greatness. -Lewis Howes

While security of national leadership is of paramount significance, expenditure on permanent civil structures at the family home of the prime minister and chief minister from public exchequer will be a burden on their conscience. -Shehbaz Sharif

A lot of our leadership has become acutely aware of speaking more fairly, of speaking more balanced, of recognizing that hate speech in any form, even if it comes out of emotional anger, is dangerous. -Hamza Yusuf

There are going to be times when we disagree with our leadership, but ultimately, we've got to work hard to pull our leadership to the right and to move a conservative agenda forward and unite as conservatives if we're going to get things done. -Steve Scalise

I understand from experience that unity is easy to call for, but it takes the right kind of leadership to achieve. -Steve Scalise

I am definitely a Hillary, a Secretary Clinton supporter. I think that she's got the experience and the leadership capabilities to be the next president – and most importantly, her understanding of domestic and foreign policy and social issues. -Michael Kelly

I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership. -Alex Morgan

I look for my opportunities, not trying to go outside of my genuine realm, because leadership has to be genuine and authentic. -Aaron Rodgers

I think you need to be intentional at times about your leadership – where you're eating lunch, who you're interacting with, making guys feel like you're interested in what they're doing. If it's authentic, then it's going to be an easy conversation and easy hangout time. -Aaron Rodgers

The commercial space industry owes a huge debt to Patti Grace Smith. There might not be a commercial spaceflight industry were it not for Patti's leadership. -Bruce Pittman

I will ensure the conservative legacy and leadership of Tom Price, Johnny Isakson, and Newt Gingrich will continue. -Karen Handel

I have yet to meet members of a leadership team who I thought lacked the intelligence or the domain expertise required to be successful. I've met many, however, who failed to foster organizational health. Their companies were riddled with politics, various forms of dysfunction, and general confusion about their direction and mission. -Patrick Lencioni

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

In the conversation about women in leadership, male voices are noticeably absent. -Adam Grant

For women to achieve equal representation in leadership roles, it's important that they have the backing of men as well as women. -Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority. -Adam Grant

Occasionally, you see presidents come in and provide a clear change in direction of leadership. -Jim Cantrell

There needs to be leadership in the heartland of America. -Isaac Hanson

Competition-driven innovation and price pressure that commercial practices foster can only make human spaceflight ever more common and U.S. leadership in this domain ever clearer. -Alan Stern

Our discomfort with female leadership runs deep. We call little girls bossy. We never really call little boys bossy, because a boy is expected to lead, so it doesn't surprise or offend. -Sheryl Sandberg

If one has no compass, when one doesn't know where one stands and where one wants to go, one can deduce that one has no leadership or interest in shaping events. -Helmut Kohl

The day after Donald Trump was elected, Chinese business leaders, including the heads of Baidu, stood up and gave a speech saying, 'Come to China and build your company now.' The cognitive dissonance of that was amazing for some of us to think we might be losing our leadership role in building companies. -Chris Sacca

When it comes to creativity and to leadership, we need introverts doing what they do best. -Christine Tsai

There was this mischaracterization that I ran for leadership to be the guy to get conservatives to vote for leadership. I said I would be a conservative voice at the leadership table. -Steve Scalise

My goal is to get leadership to bring more conservative policies to the floor; it's not the other way around to get conservatives to vote for something they don't like. It's to get a more conservative product, and we've actually delivered on a number of occasions there. -Steve Scalise

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

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 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

Our large size, capital base, robust funding profile, extensive distribution network, diversified portfolio, presence across the financial services sector, and leadership in technology position us very well to leverage the growth opportunities across the economy. -Chanda Kochhar

That is what happened in 2010. The administration and the leadership of the Republicans thought, 'Well, we're making a deal together; we're showing the world things can be done in a bi-partisan way. We're extending all our tax cuts for two years.' -Austan Goolsbee

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