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101. "Leaders console the world with their speeches, heroes console the world with their actions."
Author: Amit Kalantri
102. "Your power to produce an effect is the capacity to produce desired results;perfect your leadership."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
103. "The Complexities Of Life Caused By Bad Government Administration, Leadership, Parental Abuse And Mistakes Can Make A Child More Matured Than Their Age. It Happened To Me And It Is Still Happening To So Many Children World Wide. Most Especially, In Africa Where I Come From. This Is Why You See So Many African's Do All Sorts Of Bad Deeds For Surfacing And Surviving To Keep Body And Soul Together."
Author: Baba Tunde Ojo Olubiyo
104. "Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership."
Author: Charles Edison
105. "Companies and leaders are role models - not just with the business community - but in the broader world."
Author: Chip Conley
106. "It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be."
Author: Chris Van Hollen
107. "The three jewels of Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. Balthasar said compassion leads to courage, moderation leads to generosity, and humility leads to leadership."
Author: Christopher Moore
108. "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."
Author: Dalton McGuinty
109. "Instead of adapting, their leaders clung to power and strove instead to be the last ones to starve to death. The Mayan civilization in South America did the same, and I expect our own civilization will do likewise."
Author: Daniel Suarez
110. "In times of crisis, you get a public reaction that is incoherence on stilts. On the one hand, most people know that the government is not in the oil business. They don't want it in the oil business. They know there is nothing a man in Washington can do to plug a hole a mile down in the gulf.On the other hand, they demand that the president 'take control.' They demand that he hold press conferences, show leadership, announce that the buck stops here and do something. They want him to emote and perform the proper theatrical gestures so they can see their emotions enacted on the public stage.They want to hold him responsible for things they know he doesn't control. Their reaction is a mixture of disgust, anger, longing and need. It may not make sense. But it doesn't make sense that the country wants spending cuts and doesn't want cuts, wants change and doesn't want change."
Author: David Brooks
111. "But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics."
Author: David Frum
112. "Will non-English-speaking students start speaking English because their teachers were fired? Will children come to school ready to learn because their teachers were fired?It would be good if our nation's education leaders recognized that teachers are not solely responsible for student test scores. Other influences matter, including the students' effort, the family's encouragement, the effects of popular culture, and the influence of poverty. A blogger called "Mrs. Mimi" wrote the other day that we fire teachers because "we can't fire poverty." Since we can't fire poverty, we can't fire students, and we can't fire families, all that is left is to fire teachers."
Author: Diane Ravitch
113. "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."
Author: Dikembe Mutombo
114. "The only safe ship in a storm is leadership."
Author: Faye Wattleton
115. "We know the major conditions wherein this large populace may turn upon its keepers - One: When they find a leader. This is the most volatile threat to the powerful; they must retain control of leaders.Two: When the populace recognises its chains. Keep the populace blind and unquestioning.Three: When the populace perceives a hope of escape from bondage. They must never even believe that escape is possible!"
Author: Frank Herbert
116. "For good or ill, I'm a person of leadership. I do my best. I don't dodge responsibility."
Author: Gerry Adams
117. "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."
Author: Harriet Harman
118. "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."
Author: Iain Duncan Smith
119. "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."
Author: Iveta Radicova
120. "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."
Author: James Humes
121. "Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others."
Author: James MacGregor Burns
122. "In early 1961 a new president, John F. Kennedy, was told by military leaders and civilian officials that the Kingdom of Laos - of no conceivable strategic importance to the U.S. - required the presence of American troops and perhaps even tactical nuclear weapons. Why? Because if Laos fell, Asia would go red from Thailand to Indonesia."
Author: Jeff Greenfield
123. "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."
Author: Joe Heck
124. "When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy, it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders - to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us."
Author: Joe Wilson
125. "Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there."
Author: John P. Kotter
126. "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."
Author: John Sherman Cooper
127. "The litmus test for our success as Leaders is not how many people we are leading, but how many we are transforming into leaders"
Author: Kayode Fayemi
128. "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."
Author: Louis Farrakhan
129. "The greatest miracle Christianity has achieved in America is that the black man in white Christian hands has not grown violent. It is a miracle that 22 million black people have not risen up against their oppressors – in which they would have been justified by all moral criteria, and even by the democratic tradition! It is a miracle that a nation of black people has so fervently continued to believe in a turn-the-other-cheek and heaven-for-you-after-you-die philosophy! It is a miracle that the American black people have remained a peaceful people, while catching all the centuries of hell that they have caught, here in white man's heaven! The miracle is that the white man's puppet Negro ‘leaders', his preachers and the educated Negroes laden with degrees, and others who have been allowed to wax fat off their black poor brothers, have been able to hold the black masses quiet until now."
Author: Malcolm X
130. "One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know."
Author: Margaret Heffernan
131. "Added pressure and responsibility should not change one's leadership style, it should merely expose that which already exists."
Author: Mark W. Boyer
132. "Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals — the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all."
Author: Martin Gardner
133. "Strategy was first used in Athens (508 BC) to describe the art of leadership used by the ten generals on the war council. Some argue for the more creative, human side, while others argue for the more analytic side of strategy."
Author: Max McKeown
134. "I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking."
Author: Michael Palin
135. "If you have small-government, traditional values, you may be considered by your own leadership to be an enemy of the state."
Author: Monica Crowley
136. "Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it."
Author: Omar N. Bradley
137. "There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money - and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact."
Author: Oswald Spengler
138. "Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress."
Author: Paulo Freire
139. "The country was lumbering towards election day. Strike turned in early on Sunday and watched the day's gaffes, counterclaims and promises being tabulated on his portable TV. There was an air of joylessness in every news report he watched. The national debt was so huge that it was diffcult to comprehend. Cuts were coming, whoever won; deep, painful cuts; and sometimes, with their weasel words, the party leaders reminded Strike of the surgeons who had told him cautiously that he might experience a degree of discomfort; they who would never personally feel the pain that was about to be inflicted."
Author: Robert Galbraith
140. "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."
Author: Ron D. Burton
141. "The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.People will follow."
Author: Seth Godin
142. "Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed.... Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection."
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
143. "If our leaders are to enjoy the trappings of their position in the hierarchy, then we expect them to offer us protection. The problem is, for many of the overpaid leaders, we know that they took the money and perks and didn't offer protection to their people. In some cases, they even sacrificed their people to protect or boost their own interests. This is what so viscerally offends us. We only accuse them of greed and excess when we feel they have violated the very definition of what it means to be a leader."
Author: Simon Sinek
144. "Your average witch is not, by nature, a social animal as far as other witches are concerned. There's a conflict of dominant personalities. There's a group of ringleaders without a ring. There's the basic unwritten rule of witchcraft, which is 'Don't do what you will, do what I say.' The natural size of a coven is one. Witches only get together when they can't avoid it."
Author: Terry Pratchett
145. "I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
Author: Thad Cochran
146. "It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved."
Author: Tom Wolfe
147. "God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, And give her peace."
Author: Trevor Huddleston
148. "Always, in every human action, there are leaders."
Author: Vicente Fox
149. "Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
Author: Warren G. Bennis
150. "Great leaders passed away, politicians made their way."
Author: Yssubramanyam

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