Leadership Quotes

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
I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.
– Haley Barbour
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
– John Buchan
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
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
– Nolan Bushnell
I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.
– Kim Campbell
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
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it..
– Andrew Carnegie
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
– Andrew Carnegie
The cautious seldom err.
– Confucius
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
– Stephen Covey
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.
– E. Joseph Cossman
My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.
– James Dobson
Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.
– Pete Domenici
We need leadership, and we need it now.
– Byron Dorgan
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
– Peter F. Drucker
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter F. Drucker
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
– Peter F. Drucker
People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
– Peter F. Drucker
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