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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.

Tags: Failure, Place  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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.

Tags: Cool, School  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

Tags: Gang, Leader  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Tags: Learning  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Tags: Genuine, Leader  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Tags: Heat, Light  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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.

Tags: Alone, Success  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Bring, Business  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Chance, Stand  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

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.

Tags: Faith, Light  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

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.

Tags: Society, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

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

Tags: Losing, Nature  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

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.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.

Tags: Highly, Team  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Tags: Anybody, Yourself  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Tags: Bench, Covered  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Tags: Hope, Leader  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Tags: Country, Real  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

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.

Tags: Courage, Equality  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

Tags: America, Moral  ✍ Author: David Cameron

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.

Tags: Afraid, Government  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell
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I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.

Tags: Able, Time  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

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.

Tags: True, Woman  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

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.

Tags: Change, Power  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

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.

Tags: Become, Strong  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: History, Truth  ✍ Author: Dennis Cardoza

The cautious seldom err.

Tags: Cautious, Seldom  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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.

Tags: Change, Understand  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

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.

Tags: Angry, Life  ✍ Author: Vicente del Bosque

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.

Tags: Business, Understand  ✍ Author: Steve Daines

Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.

Tags: American, Divided  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

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.

Tags: Learn, Youth  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

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.

Tags: Today, True  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

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

Tags: Individual, Particular  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

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.

Tags: America, Great  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

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.

Tags: Country, Great  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

Tags: Decisions, Good  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

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

Tags: Making, Results  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Tags: Management  ✍ Author: Peter 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.

Tags: Big, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Peter 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.

Tags: Able, Human  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

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

Tags: Democracy, Problems  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

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.

Tags: Tangible, Touch  ✍ Author: Bob Ehrlich

Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.

Tags: Trying, Wrong  ✍ Author: Robert. L. Ehrlich

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.

Tags: Integrity, Success  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Tags: Art, Someone  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Tags: Head, Lead  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

Tags: Business, Once  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

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.

Tags: Success, Work  ✍ Author: Queen Elizabeth II

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

Tags: Attitude, Enough  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.

Tags: Capacity, Exercise  ✍ Author: James Fallows

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.

Tags: Acceptance, Ready  ✍ Author: James Fallows

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.

Tags: American, Government  ✍ Author: Susan Faludi

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.

Tags: Black, Character  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.

Tags: Another, Challenge  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

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

Tags: Ability, Percent  ✍ Author: Dianne Feinstein

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

Tags: Nation, Time  ✍ Author: Dianne Feinstein

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.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

 ✍ Author: Henry Ford

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Tags: Fault, Remedy  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

Tags: After, Done  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

In fair weather prepare for foul.

Tags: Fair, Weather  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Tags: Command, Wisely  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.

Tags: Learned, Tough  ✍ Author: Tulsi Gabbard

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.

Tags: American, Energy  ✍ Author: Frank Gaffney

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.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Tags: Time, Today  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Tags: Democracy, Freedom  ✍ Author: John Garamendi

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.

Tags: Humility, Life  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Feathers, Few  ✍ Author: Robert M. Gates

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.

Tags: Great, Leaders  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

Tags: Deserves, Employees  ✍ Author: J. Paul Getty

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Tags: Blame, Good  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

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

Tags: Business, Problem  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.

Tags: Means, Power  ✍ Author: Chuck Hagel

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.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: William Hague

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.

Tags: Greatest, Try  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.

Tags: Hard, Today  ✍ Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Tags: Friendly, Hands  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

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

Tags: Assume, Role  ✍ Author: Bob Iger

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

Tags: Learned, Time  ✍ Author: Bob Iger

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.

Tags: Forward, Power  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

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.

Tags: Political, Society  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Tags: Depend  ✍ Author: Ivan Illich

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.

Tags: Hope, Wrong  ✍ Author: Daniel Inouye

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.

Tags: Equality, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Tags: Job, Together  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Tags: Change, Time  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

Tags: Cannot, Challenge  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

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.

Tags: Future, History  ✍ Author: Jaromir Jagr

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.

Tags: Character, Forward  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

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.'

Tags: Job, Learning  ✍ Author: Theo James

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

Tags: Care, Enough  ✍ Author: William James

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

Tags: Act, Quality  ✍ Author: William James

Music is all about leadership and there ain't really a lot of leaders.

Tags: Leaders, Music  ✍ Author: Young Jeezy

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Tags: Quality, Used  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Tags: Between, Leader  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

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

Tags: Bad, Great  ✍ Author: Janos Kadar

It's a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.

Tags: Help, Job  ✍ Author: Karen Kain

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