Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell
Personally, I'd like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
Postwar U.S. was the world's leader in science and technology. The investment in science research was staggering.
Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
John C. Maxwell
The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.
John C. Maxwell
The Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. God loves us, not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love.
The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.
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.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
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.
The principles that made this nation a great and powerful leader of the world, have not lost their meaning. They never will. We know we can bring this country back. I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America. And I'm running for president of the United States.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Mary Kay Ash
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