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

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

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Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by read more

Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership.

by Theodore H. White Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star read more

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

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And I’ll tell you, few things make me more angry than some out of touch Washington politician saying that Head read more

And I’ll tell you, few things make me more angry than some out of touch Washington politician saying that Head Start doesn’t work. That’s a flat out lie and it’s disrespectful to you and the tens of thousands of Americans who make this program work for children every single day.

by Senator John Kerry Found in: Washington Quotes,
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The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what read more

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.

by Vince Lombardi Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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You do not lead by hitting people over the head-- that's assault, not leadership.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head-- that's assault, not leadership.

by Dwight D. Eisenhower Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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It would be hard to blame you for having trouble taking much of what is said in Washington seriously. You read more

It would be hard to blame you for having trouble taking much of what is said in Washington seriously. You heard about the Medicare actuary who was forced to fudge the numbers and lie to Congress to keep his job. You heard the falsified numbers in Iraq on everything from the cost of the war to the number of trained Iraqi troops to a slam dunk case for weapons of mass destruction. You heard about the administration sponsored fake newscasts to mislead people all across America.

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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

by Democritus Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

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