Leadership


“Actions lie louder than words.” – Carolyn Wells
“A good leader lies to the few to benefit the many. A bad leader lies to the many to benefit the few. All leaders lie”.
“All ideologies end up killing people.” – Jean Goss
“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Unknown
“Delegating works, provided the one delegating works too.” – Robert Half
“Everything we do is driven by seeing opportunity rather than being worried about defending.” – Jeff Bezos
“How dare you question my credentials, character, judgment, and integrity.” – Anonymous
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby
“If you can’t teach and you can’t motivate, you can’t lead.” – John Wooden
“If you understand what real work looks like, you’re more likely to promote a vision whose implementation has a chance of success.” – Bob Lewis
“If you wish to make a man your enemy, tell him simply, “You are wrong.” This method works every time.” – Henry C. Link
“In the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell
“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.” – William James
“It’s not what you say or do, but how you make people feel that matters the most.” – Tony Hsieh
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis
“Leaders inspire, managers conspire.”
“Many leaders preach “evidence-based decision making”, but they practice “decision-based evidence making.” – Meg Wheatley
“Let’s put a dent in the universe.” – Steve Jobs
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – George S. Patton
“Paternalism is camouflaged authoritarianism.” – Douglas McGregor
“Set a beat and then improvise around it.”
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein
“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded that you don’t care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Karl Popper
“The led must not be compelled, they must be able to choose their own leader” – Albert Einstein
“Trust is the bandwidth of communication.” – Karl-Erik Sveiby
“Our vision is every book ever printed, in every language — all available in less than 60 seconds,” – Jeff Bezos
“You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“You have to know a lot to be of help. It’s slow and tedious. You don’t have to know much to cause harm. It’s fast and instinctive.” – Rudolph Starkermann

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