Thursday, August 24, 2006

Leadership Quotes

This is a compilation of quotes to which I add from time to time.

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of the relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions.

- Margaret Wheatley

Good Leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that's what gives their work meaning.
- Warren Bennis

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

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippman.

Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
-Vaclav Havel

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Directive Communication said...

Truly inspiring, thank you. I have found other good Leadership quotes at:

Isaak Estes said...

Leadership quotes are needed to inspire the leaders to become effective and productive.

Tevin Vidal said...

Very enlightening! Since higher levels of emotional intelligence are associated with better performance in business.

Tevin Vidal
Leadership Coaching