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Leadership Skills thanks to Mike King

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A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte

You manage things; you lead people. - Grace M Hopper

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. - John C Maxwell

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. - Harold Geneen

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him float. - Unknown

Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it. - Henry Mintzberg

On average it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. - Malcolm Gladwell

A bad job with a good boss is better than a good job with a bad boss. - Unknown

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, it's leadership. - Ralph Marston

Only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts. - Albert Einstein

There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved. - Michael Ende

You can lead a horse to water but I'd rather ride it to the liquor store. - Wayne Nowazek

As a leader your every action has a consequence. Make sure it is one you intend. - Katherine Bryant

The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. - Ken Blanchard

You can only go as high on the leadership ladder as your character will allow you. - John C Maxwell

A great athlete does not come from muscle, speed, and skill, but from the mind first. - Dan E. Welker

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. - John C Maxwell

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. - Brian Tracy

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. - Bill Gates

The best leaders incentivize, inspire and empower their teams to be creative and innovative. - Michael Bloomberg

Leadership is all about influence and everything rises and falls on leadership... everything. - John C Maxwell

The heart of good leadership is sacrifice. If you want to grow an organization - grow leaders. - John C Maxwell

It's our experience that political leaders don't always mean the opposite of what they say. - Abba Eban

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. - Brian Tracy

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. - Joe Paterno

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

The acceptance of certain realities doesn't preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs. - Rem Koolhaas

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. - Diogenes of Sinope

Leaders should always expect the very best of those around them. They know that people can change and grow. - Warren Bennis

A boss on vacation is the most cost effective measure. Everybody in the office has a vacation at the cost of one. - Thibaut

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. - Helen Keller

Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight. - Faye Wattleton

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why. - Katharine Whitehorn

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus

Finance functions lose the potential to steer their organizations to success when they defer performance management to other functions. - Jack Alexander

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. - Sloan Wilson

Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively and continually. However, the vision doesn't come alive until the leader models it. - John C Maxwell

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds. - Plato

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people; they no longer can lead solely based on positional power. - Ken Blanchard

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale


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