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    Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

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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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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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The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to read more

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

by Walter J Lippman Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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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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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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Where are they now that we, the men whom they sent off to war, have returned? These are commanders who read more

Where are they now that we, the men whom they sent off to war, have returned? These are commanders who have deserted their troops, and there is no more serious crime in the law of war. The Army says they never leave their wounded. The Marines say they never leave even their dead. These men have left all the casualties and retreated behind a pious shield of public rectitude. They have left the real stuff of their reputation bleaching behind them in the sun in this country.

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Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate read more

Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their party’s base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

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The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

by Henry Kissinger Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing read more

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.

by Andre Malraux Found in: Leaders Quotes,
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