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quote by Ander Crenshaw: I think leadership is something you earn, more through actions than words. with background image: photo of author Ander Crenshaw with quote

I think leadership is something you earn, more through actions than words.

--Ander Crenshaw
quote by An Wang: You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. with background image: round black clock on linen
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You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

--An Wang
quote by Ben Roethlisberger: Leadership is something you earn, something you're chosen for. You can't come in yelling, 'I'm your leader!' If it happens, it's because the other guys respect you. with background image: photo of author Ben Roethlisberger with quote

Leadership is something you earn, something you're chosen for. You can't come in yelling, 'I'm your leader!' If it happens, it's because the other guys respect you.

--Ben Roethlisberger
quote by Bernard Law Montgomery: My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. with background image: photo of author Bernard Law Montgomery with quote

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.

--Bernard Law Montgomery
quote by Bob Ehrlich: 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. with background image: photo of author Bob Ehrlich with quote

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.

--Bob Ehrlich
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Bob Ehrlich with quote

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.

--Bob Ehrlich
quote by Bill Hybels: The more varied the environments in which you exercise your leadership gift, the stronger that gift will become. You will become a far more effective leader. with background image: rocky mountain under starry night
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The more varied the environments in which you exercise your leadership gift, the stronger that gift will become. You will become a far more effective leader.

--Bill Hybels
quote by Bill Hybels: Great leadership is by definition relentlessly developmental. with background image: selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers
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Great leadership is by definition relentlessly developmental.

--Bill Hybels
quote by Carly Fiorina: Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes. with background image: black and silver laptop computer
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Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

--Carly Fiorina
quote by Chip Conley: At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit. with background image: airplane wing above body of water during daytime
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At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

--Chip Conley
quote by Christine Lagarde: To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It's about stimulating them. It's about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve -- and to do that with a purpose. with background image: photo of author Christine Lagarde with quote

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It's about stimulating them. It's about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve -- and to do that with a purpose.

--Christine Lagarde
quote by Donald Rumsfeld: Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. with background image: photo of author Donald Rumsfeld with quote

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

--Donald Rumsfeld
quote by Douglas William Jerrold: The sharp employ the sharp. with background image: person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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The sharp employ the sharp.

--Douglas William Jerrold
quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin: That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment. with background image: photo of author Doris Kearns Goodwin with quote

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.

--Doris Kearns Goodwin
quote by Denise Morrison: I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential. with background image: woman exercising indoors
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I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.

--Denise Morrison
quote by David Gergen: At the heart of leadership is the leader's relationship with followers. People will entrust their hopes and dreams to another person only if they think the other is a reliable vessel. with background image: photo of author David Gergen with quote

At the heart of leadership is the leader's relationship with followers. People will entrust their hopes and dreams to another person only if they think the other is a reliable vessel.

--David Gergen
quote by Ehud Barak: Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced. with background image: photo of author Ehud Barak with quote

Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced.

--Ehud Barak
quote by Ferdinand Marcos: Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone. with background image: photo of author Ferdinand Marcos with quote

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.

--Ferdinand Marcos
quote by Irene Rosenfeld: Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don't want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them. with background image: photo of author Irene Rosenfeld with quote

Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don't want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.

--Irene Rosenfeld
quote by Jeffrey R. Immelt: Good leaders don't tell people what to do, they give teams capability and inspiration. with background image: man and woman kissing
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Good leaders don't tell people what to do, they give teams capability and inspiration.

--Jeffrey R. Immelt
quote by J. B. Pritzker: Leadership means setting a moral tone. with background image: three people sitting in front of table laughing together
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Leadership means setting a moral tone.

--J. B. Pritzker
quote by James Callaghan: A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. with background image: photo of author James Callaghan with quote

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

--James Callaghan

quote by James C. Collins: True leadership has people who follow when they have the freedom not to. with background image: multicolored heart LED light on wall
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True leadership has people who follow when they have the freedom not to.

--James C. Collins
quote by Margaret Heffernan: Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership. with background image: photo of author Margaret Heffernan with quote

Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.

--Margaret Heffernan
quote by Margaret J. Wheatley: Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. with background image: black fawn pug playing with plush toy
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Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.

--Margaret J. Wheatley

quote by Mark Millar: You can lead with or without a title. If you wait until you get a title, you may wait forever. with background image: photo of author Mark Millar with quote

You can lead with or without a title. If you wait until you get a title, you may wait forever.

--Mark Millar
quote by Melanne Verveer: For me, leadership is making a difference. It's using your agency to bring about change. with background image: rainbow
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For me, leadership is making a difference. It's using your agency to bring about change.

--Melanne Verveer
quote by N. R. Narayana Murthy: Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example. with background image: photo of author N. R. Narayana Murthy with quote

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

--N. R. Narayana Murthy
quote by Phil Crosby: You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right. with background image: elephants on green grass field during daytime
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You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.

--Phil Crosby

quote by Susan Collins: Leaders are like gardeners ... As leaders we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success but for cultivating the success of the next generation. with background image: photo of author Susan Collins with quote

Leaders are like gardeners ... As leaders we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success but for cultivating the success of the next generation.

--Susan Collins
quote by Sonny Perdue: My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. with background image: photo of author Sonny Perdue with quote

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

--Sonny Perdue
quote by Vicente del Bosque: 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. with background image: photo of author Vicente del Bosque with quote

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.

--Vicente del Bosque
quote by Yousef Munayyer: Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred. with background image: white and black soccer ball on grass field
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Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

--Yousef Munayyer
quote by Laozi: A leader is best when people barely know he exists. with background image: person sitting on chair holding iPad
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A leader is best when people barely know he exists.

--Laozi
quote by Laozi: When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. with background image: raccoon walking on lawn grass
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When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.

--Laozi
quote by Laozi: Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others. with background image: man in black pants sitting on chair
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Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.

--Laozi
quote by Laozi: Deal with it before it happens. Set things in order before there is confusion. with background image: pink flower with green stem
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Deal with it before it happens. Set things in order before there is confusion.

--Laozi
quote by Ruth Simmons: It's very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed. with background image: photo of author Ruth Simmons with quote

It's very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed.

--Ruth Simmons
quote by Oscar Auliq-Ice: Leadership is not about working towards a goal single-handedly. Leadership is about inspiring and motivating people to work together towards a goal. with background image: silhouette of person spreading hands
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Leadership is not about working towards a goal single-handedly. Leadership is about inspiring and motivating people to work together towards a goal.

--Oscar Auliq-Ice
quote by Dr. Thomas Gordon: How to influence people without using power is the key to leader effectiveness. with background image: man kissing woman while sitting on railings during night
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How to influence people without using power is the key to leader effectiveness.

--Dr. Thomas Gordon
quote by Britt Andreatta: The best leaders are the hungriest learners. with background image: person sitting on chair holding iPad
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The best leaders are the hungriest learners.

--Britt Andreatta
quote by Peter Drucker: Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. with background image: photo of author Peter Drucker with quote

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

--Peter Drucker
quote by Angela Jiang: A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing. with background image: pink flower
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A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.

--Angela Jiang
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Peter Drucker with quote

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 Drucker
quote by Todd Stocker: Serving is the best kind of Leading. with background image: business sharing phone wallpaper
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Serving is the best kind of Leading.

--Todd Stocker
quote by Sujit Lalwani: Leadership was never a one day process, it's a daily process that lasts a few decades. with background image: selective focus photography of kissing man and woman
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Leadership was never a one day process, it's a daily process that lasts a few decades.

--Sujit Lalwani

quote by Benjamin Suulola: Growing your leadership capacity demands personal effectiveness. Being effective is the ability to do the right thing at all times, no matter the cost. with background image: purple petaled flower on gray surface
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Growing your leadership capacity demands personal effectiveness. Being effective is the ability to do the right thing at all times, no matter the cost.

--Benjamin Suulola
quote by Benjamin Suulola: Successful leadership is a commitment to the journey of tireless growth. with background image: round ceramic bowl with lighted candle
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Successful leadership is a commitment to the journey of tireless growth.

--Benjamin Suulola

quote by Jack Weatherford: The first key to leadership is self-control. with background image: three people sitting in front of table laughing together
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The first key to leadership is self-control.

--Jack Weatherford
quote by Warren G. Bennis: Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around. with background image: red flame
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Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around.

--Warren G. Bennis
quote by Warren G. Bennis: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born. with background image: brown trees on brown field during daytime
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The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.

--Warren G. Bennis

quote by Aubrey Malphurs: Influence is the key word in any definition of leadership. with background image: man wearing watch with black suit
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Influence is the key word in any definition of leadership.

--Aubrey Malphurs
quote by J. Oswald Sanders: Often the crowd does not recognize a leader until he has gone, and then they build a monument for him with the stones they threw at him in life. with background image: man in white shirt and black shorts standing on seashore during sunset
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Often the crowd does not recognize a leader until he has gone, and then they build a monument for him with the stones they threw at him in life.

--J. Oswald Sanders

quote by Jim George: Serving others prepares you to lead others. with background image: A man in a black suit loosening his tie
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Serving others prepares you to lead others.

--Jim George
quote by Glenn C. Stewart: If you don't value excellence, you won't achieve excellence. with background image: man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
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If you don't value excellence, you won't achieve excellence.

--Glenn C. Stewart
quote by Jayce O'Neal: Leadership is leading the way, guiding the way, living the way. with background image: flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime
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Leadership is leading the way, guiding the way, living the way.

--Jayce O'Neal
quote by Sahndra Fon Dufe: An effective leader is not a pleaser. with background image: business sharing phone wallpaper
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An effective leader is not a pleaser.

--Sahndra Fon Dufe


quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: The most powerful weapon in the world is -- a QUESTION. with background image: black and silver laptop computer
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The most powerful weapon in the world is -- a QUESTION.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: Leaders shouldn't lie. with background image: man wearing black notched lapel suit jacket in focus photography
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Leaders shouldn't lie.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: Great leaders are not micro-managers. Leadership is about making big things happen. with background image: low angle photograph of man and woman kissing
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Great leaders are not micro-managers. Leadership is about making big things happen.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: Results drive respect. Respect yields authority. Leaders who deliver results, command respect. with background image: couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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Results drive respect. Respect yields authority. Leaders who deliver results, command respect.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: Leadership is all about taking initiatives. with background image: person holding silver iPhone 6
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Leadership is all about taking initiatives.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Krishna Saagar Rao: Emotional security is the hall-mark of great leadership. with background image: man wearing watch with black suit
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Emotional security is the hall-mark of great leadership.

--Krishna Saagar Rao
quote by Sonya Withrow: It's up to you, not about you. with background image: person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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It's up to you, not about you.

--Sonya Withrow
quote by John Addison: Great leaders make people feel important. with background image: people walking on grey concrete floor during daytime
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Great leaders make people feel important.

--John Addison
quote by Robert S. Kaplan: Without strong visionary leadership, no strategy will be executed effectively. with background image: sunset
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Without strong visionary leadership, no strategy will be executed effectively.

--Robert S. Kaplan
quote by Frances Hesselbein: Leadership is a matter of how to be -- not how to do it. with background image: person holding light bulb
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Leadership is a matter of how to be -- not how to do it.

--Frances Hesselbein
quote by Chris Hutchinson: To help others see their own paths, spark the fuel of their personal passions. with background image: man carrying woman
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To help others see their own paths, spark the fuel of their personal passions.

--Chris Hutchinson
quote by Donovan McNabb: I think in a lot of ways, I handle the leadership role a little different than others. I'm not going to rah-rah or slap you across the helmet or push you. I'm going to talk to you. with background image: photo of author Donovan McNabb with quote

I think in a lot of ways, I handle the leadership role a little different than others. I'm not going to rah-rah or slap you across the helmet or push you. I'm going to talk to you.

--Donovan McNabb

quote by Adlai E. Stevenson: It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. with background image: crack in wall
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It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

--Adlai E. Stevenson
quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower: The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. with background image: man in black pants sitting on chair
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The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.

--Dwight D. Eisenhower
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. with background image: woman singing on stage
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A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by Ernest Hemingway: When people talk, listen completely. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

When people talk, listen completely.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by John C. Maxwell: Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations. with background image: man on running field
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Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations.

--John C. Maxwell
quote by John C. Maxwell: Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team. with background image: woman standing on cliff
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Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team.

--John C. Maxwell
quote by Winston Churchill: The difference between mere management and leadership is communication. with background image: silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset
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The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.

--Winston Churchill
quote by Colin Powell: Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible. with background image: landscape photography of waves and clouds
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Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

--Colin Powell
quote by John C. Maxwell: The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you. with background image: women's black and pink monokini
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The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.

--John C. Maxwell

quote by Theodore Roosevelt: The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives. with background image: brown and grey trees and rock formation painting
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The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

--Theodore Roosevelt
quote by John C. Maxwell: Leadership is the power of one harnessing the power of many. with background image: landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
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Leadership is the power of one harnessing the power of many.

--John C. Maxwell
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. with background image: man in white and black button up shirt holding lighted candle
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A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote by John C. Maxwell: Leadership is the readiness to stand out in a crowd. with background image: A man in a black suit loosening his tie
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Leadership is the readiness to stand out in a crowd.

--John C. Maxwell
quote by Stephen Covey: The exercise of true leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power. with background image: yellow flower in green grass field
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The exercise of true leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power.

--Stephen Covey
quote by Napoléon Bonaparte: When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. with background image: man jumping on hill during golden hour
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When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

--Napoléon Bonaparte
quote by Peter Drucker: Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. with background image: photo of author Peter Drucker with quote

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

--Peter Drucker
quote by Rosa Parks: Knowing what must be done does away with fear. with background image: low angle photo of city high rise buildings during daytime
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Knowing what must be done does away with fear.

--Rosa Parks
quote by Halford Luccock: No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. with background image: two private jets money plane
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No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

--Halford Luccock
quote by John C. Maxwell: The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. with background image: people standing inside city building
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The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.

--John C. Maxwell

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