|Leadership -- Wise Sayings About Leadership|
Able organizers surround themselves with people who are more able than they are.
Those who cannot lead and will not follow invariable obstruct.
Leadership stems more from personal inspiration than from offering directions.
The real leaders do not always march at the head of the procession.
A good idea that is shared with others will live forever.
Average people have five senses. Successful people have two more--horse and common.
A demagogue is a leader who gains intense loyalty by appealing to negative emotions and by polarizing groups against each other, often using lies and distortion, in order to advance his or her purposes.
If you are contented with what you have done, you will never reach your potential.
Be sure your conversation generates more light than heat.
Be yourself. If that doesn't satisfy you, improve yourself.
Best place for the knocker is right outside the door.
Beware of a half-truth; you may get hold of the wrong half.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Better to cause happiness where you go than to cause happiness when you go.
Don't discourage another's plans unless you have better ones to offer.
"It can be done," is good, but, "It's done," is better.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
It is better to wear out than to rust out.
It's better to face up to trouble squarely than to live in fear of it forever.
Keep the old as long as it is good, and take the new as soon as it is better.
Give praise for a job well done, and the next job will be done even better.
Science may never come up with a better office communications system than the coffee break.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
To love your enemies is a good thing, but perhaps you should treat your friends even better.
Every day is Judgment Day. Use a lot of it.
Good and bad luck are often mistaken for good and bad judgment.
Good judgment is sometimes the result of lessons learned from using bad judgment.
Almost invariably a successful man appears simple but is very wise.
Many men are self-made, but only the successful ones will admit it.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. (<"" />Lincoln)
To be successful, learn what you do best, then do it.
Discussion is an exchange of intelligence. Argument is an exchange of ignorance.
Great minds discuss ideas. Good minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Lack of good reason for doing a thing is a good reason for not doing it.
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
You're only young once. After that you need another excuse for doing childish things.
Everyone should keep a mental wastebasket for disposing of what's not worth remembering.
If you can't do extraordinary things, do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Remember that where you go hereafter may depend on what you go after here.
Speak well of your enemies; remember that you made them.
Holding a strong position often arouses strong opposition.
It isn't your position that makes you happy or unhappy; it's your disposition.
All progress stems from change, but all change is not necessarily progress.
Most people resist change--but without it, progress is impossible.
A person who shows promise has learned how to keep them.
Make promises cautiously, but once you have made them, fulfill them.
A dogmatic person always has concrete opinions thoroughly mixed and permanently set.
Be careful of the theories on which you bias your opinions.
Easy things become difficult when you do them with reluctance.
Success comes in cans. Failure comes in can'ts.
Success is never final and failure is never fatal.
There are many more trap doors to failure than there are short cuts to success.
Excuses are often the confession of failure.
Facts are stubborn things, but properly used, they will work hard for you.
Failure follows the man whose wishbone is where his backbone should be.
Failure is not falling down; it is remaining there when you have fallen.
Failure is the line of least persistence.
Faultfinders are all alike--they demand very much in others, but are satisfied with very little in themselves.
If a man could have half his Wishes, he would double his troubles. (Franklin)
If you don't aim high, you will never hit high.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
Even the richest soil, if uncultivated, produces only weeds.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
In every problem there is an opportunity.
Keeping your eye too closely on the future may obscure present opportunities.
Opportunity merely knocks--temptation kicks the door in.
The opportunity of a lifetime is seldom labeled so.
Trouble is merely opportunity dressed in work clothes.
Last updated: Jul, 2010
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