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Quotes of the Week

November 16, 2010

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”— General Colin Powell

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. Jesse Jackson

“I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.”— Warren Bennis

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”— Harry Truman

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.Talleyrand

“Leadership is intentional influence.”— Michael McKinney

“The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers. … Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.”— Gary Wills

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”— Henry Peter Brougham

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.”­— Max Depree

“A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction.”— J. Robert Clinton

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