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800 Powerful Quotes About Leadership And Governance (2023)

1. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. — Abraham Lincoln


2. “Great leaders always strive for good governance.”


3. “The ruler attains wholeness in the correct governance of the people.”


4. “True democratic governance is doing what your people want, not just what you want for your people.”


5. “Get healthy, get strong, get educated and informed, and start contributing to your own governance.”


6. “Given the right circumstances, from no more than dreams, determination, and the liberty to try, quite ordinary people consistently do extraordinary things.”


7. Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. —Ross Perot


8. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


9. “A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” – and “You must be the change you wish to see in the world. . .” – Mahatma Gandhi


10. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”


11. “In a democracy, people get the government they deserve. However a twist, more than people, it is the opposition.”


12. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” Brain Tracy


13. “Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.”


14. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln


15. “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them.” John Maxwell


16. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


17. “Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.”


18. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy


19. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” Ken Blanchard


20. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”


21. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill


22. “The only reason equality in a trade economy is considered a virtue is to allow rule by right of virtue for the fraternity, the libertarian ideal of meritocracy.”


23. “What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.”


24. “Like many types of criminals who may often be a product of ills that exist in their society, racists are often products of similar ills – they are the uninformed hand pulling a trigger of a gun handed down to them by a vicious system of indoctrination.”


25. “I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State.”


26. “There should be only one political ideology and that is good governance.”


27. Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong. -Wangari Maathai


28. “Today i will do what others won't so tomorrow i can do what others can’t.”


29. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli


30. “Self-governance does not mean no one is responsible. It means everyone is.”


31. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


32. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


33. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”


34. “Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention, and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.” Edward de Bono


35. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey


36. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn


37. …While there are obviously certain limitations to a study with such a regional breadth, these restrictions do not inhibit the worth or originality of this work as a whole–this investigation cannot claim to provide definitive answers but offers an alternative way of looking at the existing perceptions and perspectives of late-medieval English politics and governance (p. 22).


38. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”


39. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.


40. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche


41. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham


42. “Taking care of your employees is extremely important and very, very visible.” - Larry Ellison, Founder of Oracle


43. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


44. “If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”


45. “To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader's work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!”


46. Does talent management drive share price performance?


47. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."


48. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek


49. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”


50. ”Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”


51. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done."


52. “Every few years, we exercise our right to select our own tormentors & oppressors. That is democracy my friend.”


53. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. — Eric Hoffer, philosopher


54. Champions keep playing until they get it right. -Billie Jean King


55. “...between 1957 and 1990 there were more than 150 African heads of state and only six relinquished power voluntarily.”


56. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.”


57. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” Ronald Reagan


58. “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert Einstein


59. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”


60. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


61. “Governance is corrupted when political power is used to gain wealth and when wealth is used to gain political power.”


62. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams


63. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”


64. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.” Jim Rohn


65. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. It's the place I got a deep, deep affection for. - Author: Michael B. Jordan


66. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”


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68. “The activity you’re most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.”


69. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


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


71. Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. -Elizabeth Gilbert


72. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence.”


73. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


74. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


75. “The time is always right to do right” – Nelson Mandela


76. “It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” Teyonah Parris


77. “Where there is society, there is no need for charity.”


78. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.“


79. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”


80. “We are a country that could not keep the Jinnah’s vision for equal rights, privileges, and obligations; could not stop voilence towards minorities; could not win a war against vast racial disparities, retrograde enemy; cannot conquer a disease of corruption and bad governance; and cannot bring itself to trust the government.”


81. “If people don't take politics seriously, then they deserve the jokers that rule over them.”


82. Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln


83. “Business is boss, politics is servant.”


84. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton


85. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”


86. Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. —Donald Rumsfeld


87. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. —Maya Angelou


88. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”


89. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


90. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.”


91. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”


92. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower


93. “The selection of case studies:


94. “Feeding people half-truths or bullshit to make them feel better (which is almost always about making ourselves feel more comfortable) is unkind.”


95. “When 99% of people doubt your idea, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history.”


96. “We were all ready to die for the country but what we did not discover was we have to live for the country.”


97. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”


98. “This trip was not about running for president. This trip was preparing to BE president.”


99. “Cynicism and sarcasm are bad in person, and even worse when they travel through email and text.”


100. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”


101. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


102. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.”


103. “One can … get trapped in one's own intellectual web.”


104. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success.” Amy Edmondson


105. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”


106. “The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people” Brian Tracy


107. …This topic [Arbitration] is inseparable from the wider consideration of justice, and law and order, and these aspects could be the subject of substantial research in themselves; hence the remit of this study is specifically limited to questions of politics and governance. Arbitration of disputes may indicate a magnate’s influence and local standing, but this is, of course, not the only way in which to ascertain a magnate’s power in the localities: consideration of his estates, offices, and clientele reveals the extent to which his lordship pervaded local society (p. 8).”


108. It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. —Latin Proverb


109. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.”


110. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”


111. “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it."


112. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”


113. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch


114. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


115. “If the parents rebuke the daughter for her mistakes, it's called 'governance', but if a husband rebukes his wife for her mistakes, then it's called 'violence against women'. Why? The parents scold the daughter for her safety; similarly the husband scolds his wife for her welfare, right?”


116. “Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.”


117. “In brief, we govern by a mixture of lying and bullying.”


118. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. —Herbert Swope


119. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”


120. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol


121. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”


122. “Power is the ability to direct or privent the current or future actions of other groups and individuals.”


123. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. — General Dwight Eisenhower


124. “Who you are surrounded by often determines who you become.”


125. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”


126. “Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu


127. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell


128. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.”


129. “For our society to be better, we must revive our conscience and do Godly things.”


130. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”


131. “Within this historic and optimistic future in mind, I have made no value judgment of the destiny bestowed on each nation. For all this, however, leadership matters; so do the institutional structures and the system of political governance.”


132. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. — Thomas Jefferson


133. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”


134. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that count."


135. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead


136. “The existence of any social construct hinges on the survival of its constituents and maintenance of law and order. In peace, it thrives.”


137. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”


138. “KBC Verzekeringen is proud to join the community of signatory companies. Supporting the transition towards a sustainable world, is part of KBC Verzekeringen corporate responsibility. We help to tackle the environmental, social and governance challenges of our clients and our society. This role is part of the strategy of KBC Verzekeringen, and in that way acknowldges its importance,”


139. “I always bring my core values to feedback conversations. I specifically bring courage, which means that I don’t choose comfort over being respectful and honest—choosing politeness over respect is not respectful.”


140. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. — Benjamin Franklin


141. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."


142. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Bill George


143. “It turns out that trust is in fact earned in the smallest of moments. It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection.”


144. I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it. -Serena Williams


145. “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.”


146. “It is no use saying “we are doing our best.” You have to succeed in doing what is necessary.”


147. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”


148. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”


149. “When people think that politics is a joke, they then deserve the jokers that rule them.”


150. A lazy writer (it's easy to hate things) or a versatile one? I don't believe in an afterlife. We live and then we stop living. We exist and then we stop existing. That means I only get one chance to do a good job. I want to do a good job. - Author: Lindy West


151. “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.”


152. “A leader… is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”


153. “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”


154. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell


155. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”


156. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


157. “Trust is a serious problem, we have to get to a new level of transparency – only through radical transparency will we get to radical new levels of trust.” - Marc R. Benioff, CEO of SalesForce


158. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” Stephen Covey


159. “We can change the destiny of our nation through the Power of making right choices at this very right time.”


160. “Democracy is a much more brilliant idea than it seems.”


161. I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. —Dee Dee Myers


162. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”


163. “As economic inequality grew, time horizons shrank, and fewer Americans believed that the future held a better version of the present. Lacking a functional state that assured basic social goods taken for granted elsewhere - education, pensions, health care, transport, parental leave, vacations - Americans could be overwhelmed by each day, and lose a sense of the future.”


164. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” Warren Buffet


165. “the old narrative focused on carving out separate spheres of autonomy for citizens and experts, the new legitimacy narrative will focus on collaboration between these groups”


166. “monomachy? Impossible. I'm not of the contending class”


167. Good governance is about nothing more or less than creating happiness. It really is that simple. - Author: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum


168. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill


169. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”


170. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin


171. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision."


172. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”


173. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect.”


174. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” Brian Tracy


175. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”


176. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


177. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. — Maya Angelou, writer


178. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”


179. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”


180. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”


181. “DAD (Decide-Announce-Defend) remains the order of the day, with only a few inspiring models of EDD (Engage-Deliberate-Decide) available to us to demonstrate how very different things could be.”


182. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. -Iyanla Vanzant


183. “If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon


184. “Your worst enemy is not the person in opposition to you. It is the person occupying the spot you would be fighting from and doing nothing.”


185. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”


186. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”


187. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” Pete Hoekstra


188. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”


189. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.”


190. “Politics doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt politics.”


191. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” Brian Tracy


192. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


193. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. -Erica Jong


194. “[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love.


195. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


196. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold Glasow


197. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. — John Zenger, German journalist


198. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy


199. “If we are to proceed past the never-ending cycles of revolution and arrive at a system of peaceful evolution we need a completely different system of change.”


200. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”


201. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. -Rosalynn Carter


202. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. — Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States


203. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker


204. “Lordship and the (re-)construction of affinities:


205. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb


206. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”


207. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy


208. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”


209. “Who are you to decide what needs to be done? That's subjective by nature. No two people think alike."


210. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."


211. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”


212. “There is absolutely no innovation without failure.”


213. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. — Kenneth Blanchard, author and management expert


214. “Organisations need to practice qualitative corporate governance rather than quantitative governance thereby ensuring it is properly run.” – and “You cannot legislate good behaviour.” – Mervyn King (Chairman: King Report)


215. …at first glance, Edward’s south-western regional hegemony does not appear to have been based on any pre-existing region in relation to geography, economy, or culture. From this exploration of the multiplicity of regions within, and inclusive of, the western counties two major arenas of interaction appear to have emerged: the couplings of Cornwall and Devon, and of Somerset and Dorset (p. 56).


216. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. —Erskine Bowles


217. “It might be commonsensical to pray not just for countries and their leaders, but also for the electorates and their dysfunctional voting choices”


218. No one was watching. No one was there to hear the echo of the dying. But nothingness was still humiliating


219. The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them. -Ida B. Wells


220. “CEOs should be measured by the value they create into the community, the shareholders and the members of the company.”


221. “The habits that took years to build, do not take a day to change.”


222. “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”


223. …[Humphrey, Lord] Stafford [of Southwick] became a crucial national–regional power-broker–one of the pillars upon which rested the pediment of Yorkist government (p. 210).


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


225. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


226. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy


227. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.”


228. …Finally, with respect to political structure, there seems to have been no configuration that encompassed all four shires at a macro-scale… Political regions as the districts of lordship of magnates and institutions, such as the duchy of Cornwall, could vary in extent and over time, and may have even expanded to include all the south-western shires, in certain instances… (pp. 57–8).


229. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


230. “The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.”


231. “A nation with minimum laws will have maximum laughter.”


232. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. —Benjamin Franklin


233. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela


234. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M.D. Arnold


235. “In a war as huge as this, there will be many, many, leaders, in every location and aspect of the war. This is not a war for followers. It is the responsibility of each person to become as educated, informed and healthy as possible if you are to make a contribution.”


236. “Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.”


237. In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were 'in;' ideology was 'out.' - Author: Sylvia Mathews Burwell


238. “The first right of any person in any society must be the right to communicate. Without communication there is no way to safeguard our other rights or for us to participate fully in a society. When your right to communicate is interrupted by those who would be your voice, your face or your representative, you are being subjected to the governance of another.”


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


240. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy


241. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.”


242. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone


243. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything. ”


244. “Any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.”


245. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” W. Clement Stone


246. “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.


247. “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”


248. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.”


249. “While mistakes may be local, in today’s connected world embarrassment is global”


250. “Leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.”


251. “Innovation is the process of transforming an idea or concept into a functional and marketable value proposition reflecting creative opportunity.”


252. “State first, subject second, statesman last.”


253. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


254. “The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” Brian Tracy


255. After World War II, American leaders were, in Dean Acheson's words, 'present at the creation' of a global order. Now at the end of the cold war, we desperately need that same vision, that leadership, that creativity to be applied to the governance of the global marketplace. - Author: John J. Sweeney


256. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”


257. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”


258. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”


259. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” Tom Peters


260. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”


261. “Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”


262. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”


263. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. —Norman Schwarzkopf


264. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”


265. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


266. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. —Thomas Jefferson


267. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”


268. “Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.”


269. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy


270. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”


271. “A government is only good in so far as it achieves the best kind of living together among a specific group of people and it should be obvious that there cannot be one way of living-together which will fit all types of people. Only those who, mostly from fear, and in self-defence, think of man as being an unvarying nonentity, could generate such an idea. Others will, or should, realise that the best way of living together for any specific group of people depends on the particular characteristics of that group.”


272. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt


273. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch


274. “Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.“ – Lee Iacocca (President of the Chrysler Corporation)


275. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith


276. “I have broken many glass ceilings - so I know it can be done.”


277. “A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.”


278. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair


279. “Among the means of power that now prevail is the power to manage and to manipulate the consent of men. That we do not know the limits of such power—and that we hope it does have limits—does not remove the fact that much power today is successfully employed without the sanction of the reason or the conscience of the obedient.”


280. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy


281. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”


282. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. —Woodrow Wilson


283. “ Shame is the most corrosive thing in work culture, as it changes the belief of who we can be and what we can do better.”


284. Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. —Jesse Jackson


285. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree


286. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell


287. …The region was certainly a country of plural loyalties, multiple laws, and differing cultures (p. 58). …Clearly, an important part of this investigation is to discover whether the four western counties were subject to a shared political centre during the period. Did Edward’s regional magnates constitute political cores? (p. 59).”


288. “The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem.”


289. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton


290. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius


291. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle


292. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”


293. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” Diogenes of Sinope


294. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


295. “Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up.”


296. “Most of you have probably noticed that most of the world is already at war, has been for a very long time, and there does not seem to be an end in sight or any plans for an end. But some people still have not noticed that this is not a Muslims vs. Christians war, or a United States vs. the world war, it is a war of the MIC against the general populace. This is a war where the populace is kept sickly, ignorant, desperate and above all fearful to keep them from rising up against the MIC. The tools used are drugs (legal and illegal), poor nutrition, environmental hazards, misinformation, blocked access to good information, poverty, stress, crime and, above all, war. The weapons against them will be information, solidarity, good health, great optimism, and mass participation in every aspect of government.”


297. For many decades my relations with my parents constituted unfinished business. I had dealt with them through sheer avoidance and guilt. - Author: Alix Kates Shulman


298. “Human rights don't trickle down.”


299. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve.” Devin Bramhall


300. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


301. Let go of the attachment, keep the lesson - Author: L.J. Vanier


302. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”


303. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. — Eleanor Roosevelt


304. “Leadership is not just about command and control – it is about inspiring your team to make the vision a reality by conceiving and implementing creative solutions never thought possible.”


305. I never graduated, but I was kind of floating between journalism and art, because neither one wanted to claim me, as a cartoonist. - Author: Jeff Smith


306. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”


307. “Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it…. Success is shy-it won’t come out while you’re watching.”


308. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other.”


309. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley


310. “Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”


311. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Jessica Jackley


312. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. — Polybius, Greek historian of the Hellenistic period


313. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”.


314. “In an interactive, decentralized world, the voiceless do not need someone to be their voice. They need a megaphone.”


315. “Le despotisme, qui, de nature, est craintif, voit dans l'isolement des hommes le gage le plus certain de sa propre durée, et il met d'ordinaire tous ses soins à les isoler. Il n'est pas de vice du cœur humain qui lui agrée autant que l'égoïsme : un despote pardonne aisément aux gouvernés de ne point l'aimer, pourvu qu'ils ne s'aiment pas entre eux.”


316. “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.” Vince Lombardi


317. “A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk.”


318. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy


319. “Bitcoin is a central study in the Political Economy of Global Security as it influences Global Governance.”


320. “Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.” ― Rudy Giuliani


321. There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it. - Author: Mo Ibrahim


322. “A president who is burdened with a failed and unpopular war, and who has lost the trust of the country, simply can no longer govern. He is destined to become as much a failure as his war.”


323. “A brave leader is someone who says I see you. I hear you. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m going to keep listening and asking questions.”


324. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”


325. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.”


326. “Bill C-9 was supposed to be a budget bill, but it came with innumerable measures that had little or nothing to do with the nation's finances. It was, as critics put it, the advance of the Harper agenda by stealth, yet another abuse of the democratic process. The bill was a behemoth. It was 904 pages, with 23 separate sections and 2,208 individual clauses....


327. We have very pretty Dutch gardens, so called, in America, but their chief claim to being Dutch is that they are set with bulbs, and have Delft or other earthen pots or boxes for formal plants or shrubs. - Author: Alice Morse Earle


328. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."


329. My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown


330. “[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”


331. “The only thing I know for sure after all of this research is that if you’re going to dare greatly, you’re going to get your ass kicked at some point. If you choose courage, you will absolutely know failure, disappointment, setback, even heartbreak. That’s why we call it courage. That’s why it’s so rare.”


332. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


333. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant.”


334. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton


335. “Above the policies, above the law, above the government, above the constitution, there is a higher principle, that is the principle of individual integrity, without which no matter how much policies and laws we create, we cannot ensure health, safety and sanity in the society.”


336. “Find ways to empower your peers, your colleagues and your communities to achieve success in the goals you set for yourselves…”


337. “Governance is corrupted by politicians aspiring to become celebrities and celebrities assuming credence in governing.”


338. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. — Publilius Syrus, Latin writer


339. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”


340. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy


341. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future.” Brian Tracy


342. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”


343. “Development is not primarily a matter of mechanically collecting taxes to fund spending, no matter how useful this spending may be. Development is about building trust in institutions, including, most importantly, governments. When governments take more from the poor than from the wealthy, sustained trust becomes impossible.”


344. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”


345. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates


346. “The demise of our social ethics under the debris of political dirt has revealed over the time the public goods of prosperity or progression are nothing but a fairy tale.”


347. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”- Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft


348. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. —Colin Powell


349. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens


350. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn


351. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.”


352. You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey


353. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King


354. “Politics needs loyalty and patience yet it desires love, knowledge and dedication.”


355. “The difficulties of a (four-county) regional study:


356. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair


357. “The key to success is action.” Brian Tracy


358. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”


359. “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.”


360. “My favourite definition of a leader is somebody who can empower people’s ideas in order to fuel success.”


361. While mistakes may be local, in today's connected world embarrassment is global - Author: Gyan Nagpal


362. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. — Warren Bennis, scholar and author


363. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”


364. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”


365. “An elephant constantly in denial. - On Government”


366. 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


367. He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. — Solon, Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet


368. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.”


369. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.”


370. “The level of collective courage in an organisation is the absolute best predictor of that organisation’s ability to be successful.”


371. “This week, Zuma was quoted as saying, 'When the British came to our country, they said everything we are doing was barbaric, was wrong, inferior in whatever way.' But the serious critique of Zuma is not about who is a barbarian and who is civilised. It is about good governance, and this is a universal value, as relevant to an African village as it is to Westminster. If you are unable to keep your appetites in check, you are inevitably going to live beyond your means. And this means you are going to become vulnerable to patronage and even corruption. That is why Jacob Zuma's 'polygamy' is his achilles heel.”


372. “Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”


373. “County, two-county (meso-regional), and broader regional elites and identities:


374. “The only place you can win a football game is on the field. The only place you can lose it is in your heart.”


375. “Since knowledge and ideas are an important part of cultural heritage, social interaction and business transactions, they retain a special value for many societies. Logically, if the associated electronically formatted information is valued, preventive and detective measures are necessary to ensure minimum organizational impact from an IPR security breach.”


376. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”


377. “Our managers are totally in charge of their personal schedules. Second, we give each a simple mission: Just run your business as if: (1) you own 100% of it; (2) it is the only asset in the world that you and your family have or will ever have; and (3) you can't sell or merge it for at least a century.”


378. “Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.” Lance Secretan


379. “When you prohibit failure, you kill innovation.”


380. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer


381. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy


382. “It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.”


383. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”


384. “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 gives their work meaning.”


385. Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.


386. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” Eleanor Roosevelt


387. “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”


388. “We are governed by information and our belief in and acceptance of that information. Transparent, verified information and knowledge bridges are the most important tools available to us today.”


389. It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous. - Author: Brene Brown


390. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard


391. “Keeping our focus on racist individuals is not only futile, but it also spends a precious energy that we need to direct at changing the entire structure and the system in place as we have it. We must understand that the system and the structure we have in place are created by the powerful 1% that clearly benefits from racism as a form of governance.”


392. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. -J. K. Rowling


393. “The peasant is the foundation of the state and must be governed with care. He must be allowed neither too much, nor too little, but just enough rice to live on and keep for seed in the following year. The remainder must be taken from him in tax.”


394. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey


395. “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”


396. “wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government”


397. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


398. Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them. -Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography


399. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader


400. “Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.”


401. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay


402. “All governments, even these precious “democracies,” derive all their power by force. Do something the government doesn’t want, like, say, cross the street against the light, refuse to submit to its authority, and it won’t be long before they’ll use some form of force, usually a weapon and the threat of death or injury, to compel you to comply.”


403. “Good governance in a democracy is impossible without fostering in our communities and the electorate, an appetite for leaders who are committed to respectful conduct.”


404. “To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.”


405. “Leaders don't inflict pain, they share pain.”


406. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."


407. “When organizining the system of housing of the future - Foundations may be greatly important, but more so the Roof, the producer of the Tiles, as with Material, as with consideration to present and future climate, as with as with.


408. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. -Maya Angelou


409. “All organisations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things.”


410. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


411. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”


412. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.”


413. “Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.”


414. “If ‘leadership’ has come to be known as something much bigger than us, aligned to changing the world, then we are spending way too much time celebrating things that hardly anyone can do and not celebrating things we can do every day.”


415. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


416. Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." -Clare Boothe Luce


417. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”


418. “Some Ghanaian intellectuals still cling to the notion that our current problems are the deliberate attempts by imperialism to thwart our efforts at development. The imperialism and neo colonialism rhetoric belongs to the 1950s and 1960s. The real problem is how we run our own affairs.”


419. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie


420. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. —John Zenger


421. “The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”


422. “As earlier mentioned, religious organizations would have to clearly identify what their primary calling or focus should be, and also come up to the fact that administration of the affairs of a people and the practice of faith are mutually exclusive in a secular state as Nigeria.


423. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


424. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”


425. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley


426. “Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals, corporations and society.” (Sir Adrian Cadbury, UK, Commission Report: Corporate Governance 1992)


427. “Potential stakeholders usually rely upon governance elements prior to investing their time, talent, and/or money.”


428. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”


429. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


430. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.”


431. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow.”


432. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”


433. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey


434. …the ‘political elite’ was in total 347 individuals (82 peers; 265 gentry). There were a number of individuals who served in all the region’s counties therefore comprising what could be termed a ‘regional elite’: these totalled 35 individuals (14 peers; 21 gentry). (pp. 106–7) …in reality, ‘regional’ figures common to all counties were few in number, and were mostly peers (pp. 107–8).”


435. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. -Marie Curie


436. Keep following your dreams even if you get off course. - Author: Gwendolyn Heasley


437. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell


438. “A true democracy is conducted in the open, and open government is the enemy of all bad government.”


439. “In politics, it often pays to be ahead of the curve. That holds true for corporate governance too, even more so when politics enter the equation.”


440. “No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way.”


441. “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”


442. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates


443. We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. -Beyoncé


444. “Leaders set high standards. refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy


445. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”


446. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. —John J Pershing


447. “Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behaviour.”


448. “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired.”


449. “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”


450. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters


451. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”


452. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower


453. “Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”


454. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan


455. “Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world. ” – Rudy Giuliani


456. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don't think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but “we” gets the credits. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”


457. Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18


458. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. — John F. Kennedy


459. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker


460. “A powerful process automatically takes care of progress, productivity and profits.”


461. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”


462. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. — Brian Tracy, author


463. “Adapt and adopt the peer-to-peer and open source models to wider implementation in organisations”


464. For our society to be better, we must revive our conscience and do Godly things. - Author: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


465. “Governance and leadership are the yin and the yang of successful organisations. If you have leadership without governance you risk tyranny, fraud and personal fiefdoms. If you have governance without leadership you risk atrophy, bureaucracy and indifference.” – Mark Goyder (Director of Tomorrow’s Company)


466. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan


467. “When I hear people complaining about how hard life is I always ask them “Compared to what?”


468. “In fact, Aristotle didn't have a high opinion of Athenian democracy, which had very few safeguards against demagoguery or majoritarianism. A much better form of government, he thought, was what he called a 'politeia,' or a 'constitutional government.' (Roman writers translated 'politeia' as 'affairs of the state,' or 'res publica,' which gave us our word 'republic.') In this kind of society, people govern themselves through deliberations and elections, but they do so in a framework constrained by written constitutions and protections of individual rights.


469. “The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative. “ - Elon Musk, Founder of PayPal and Tesla


470. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy


471. “A crisis is an opportunity riding a dangerous wind.”


472. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. — Albert Einstein


473. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan


474. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”


475. ”I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”


476. “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”


477. “Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan


478. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”


479. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


480. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.”


481. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”


482. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”


483. “He who has great power should use it lightly.”


484. “While transparency reduces corruption, good governance goes beyond transparency in achieving openness. Openness means involving the stakeholders in decision-making process. Transparency is the right to information while openness is the right to participation.” Narendra Modi


485. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis


486. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


487. “The best way to leapfrog in your career is to get advice from someone who’s done what you’re trying to accomplish. It helps clear all the doubt.”


488. “You are never too small to make a difference.”


489. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter


490. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower


491. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln


492. “Monitor, transparently, and enforce the separation of Democracy powers: Legislative; Executive; Judicial”


493. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.”


494. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”


495. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”


496. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus


497. “...doing your part in promoting social responsibility and good governance is paramount if you want to stand a better chance of succeeding in today’s economy.”


498. “In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.”


499. “If you don’t choose to do it in leadership time up front, you do it in crisis management time down the road.”


500. “Our right to communicate is usurped by those with the access to audience.”


501. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


502. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain, author


503. “The first signs that a public leader is set to fail is when he presents himself as infallible, God sent, more intelligent, refuses to acknowledge the fact that there can be a better choice than himself and replaces #Integrity in public governance with personal religious piety”


504. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. — Jack Welch, American business executive


505. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.”


506. “An act of charity by the citizens questions the worthiness of the government.”


507. “I think leadership comes from integrity – that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity.”


508. “If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee


509. “Yes, make no mistake, racism (like sexism, patriotism, and ethnonationalism) is a form of governance in that it consistently prevents change and maintains the status quo by deflecting attention from the core issues; by pitting people against each other. In doing so, it blinds most people from seeing who the real enemy is. Racism as a form of governance makes people waste all their energy in the wrong places as well as channel all the hatred and bitterness against the wrong populations (Blacks, immigrants, foreigners, and so on).”


510. Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'? - Author: Joseph Henry Jackson


511. “In Confucian thought, individuals practice moral virtue both by restraining themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is a dual push-and-pull process. In today’s China, the latter is taken care of by capitalism and commerce. The former, however, needs to be taken care of by the rule of law. Otherwise, the system of governance is corrupted by unrestrained individual desires and selective enforcement of ‘virtue’ or law.”


512. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


513. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore


514. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”


515. “Peasants are people without sense or forethought. Therefore, they must not give rice to their wives and children at harvest time, but must save food for the future. They should eat millet, vegetables, and other coarse food instead of rice. Even the fallen leaves of plants should be saved as food against famine.”


516. “This is a war about information, governance, trade, ownership, personal and environmental health … in short, everything.”


517. “Number gives exact point, Letter gives argument”


518. “The auras gone from times of old,


519. Adapt and adopt the peer-to-peer and open source models to wider implementation in organisations - Author: Miguel Reynolds Brandao


520. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist


521. “A good leader is able to paint a picture of a vision for the future and then enlist others to go on the journey with her. A truly conscious leader recognizes that it is not about her, but that the team is looking to her for inspiration and direction. Keeping her ego in check is essential.”


522. “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”


523. Restore connection' is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. -Arianna Huffington


524. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey


525. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


526. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


527. “Regions and Identities in South-West England:


528. “I’m looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”


529. “To be successful, innovation is not just about value creation, but value capture.”


530. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy


531. “I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”


532. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur


533. “If you don't innovate fast, disrupt your industry, disrupt yourself, you'll be left behind.” - John Chambers, CEO of Cisco


534. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery


535. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”


536. “There is simply no substitute for good, effective government in a democracy.”


537. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”


538. “An effective leader is also an effective listener.”


539. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill


540. 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


541. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”


542. “Facebook and Twitter aren’t the real problems in the office. The real problems are what I like to call the M&Ms, the Managers and the Meetings.”


543. “The Good Governance is implied by an order of related party workers (group of people), with commitment of highest order, in order to set up a system of governance, which allows a (newer) state of organisined functioning where rules are obeyed and people do what they are expected to do. Such an order (arrangement) is an utmost requirement for productivity.”


544. “We desperately need more leaders who are committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than unevolved leaders who lead from hurt and fear.”


545. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen Covey


546. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


547. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”


548. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


549. “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”


550. “There are seemingly parallel origins of Nature’s God in America and China’s Mandate of Heaven. These twin concepts created socio-political forces for public good and orderly governance, and a unique cultural ethos (related to the Creator of the Universe in America and the Son of Heaven in China) is deeply rooted in both societies. Each concept is physically yet stealthily manifested in the architectural designs of the two capital cities, Beijing and Washington.”


551. “In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.”


552. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it.” Marillyn Hewson


553. “Leaders will love to be poor and see their people rich, than to be rich and see their people poor. This is their mission.”


554. “العلاقة بين الحاكم والمحكوم تتقرر بطريقة خفية كما في الحب، ويمكن أن يقول إن أظفر الحكام بقلوب المحكومين هو أعظمهم احتراما لإنسانيتهم، وليس بالخبز وحده يحيا الإنسان!”


555. “Compromise: the art of sharing a pie in such a way that everyone thinks he has the biggest part.”


556. “When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.”


557. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”


558. “A leader is a dealer in hope.”


559. “As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal; and though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had. I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am indeed endowed with such qualities that if I were turned out of the realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.”


560. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. — General George Patton, military commander


561. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”


562. “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”


563. “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”


564. ”There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognise ability.”


565. “If the parents rebuke the daughter for her mistakes, it's called 'governance', but if a husband rebukes his wife for her mistakes, then it's called 'violence against women' Why? The parents scold the daughter for her safety; similarly the husband scolds his wife for her welfare, right?”


566. “The man who starts out going nowhere, generally gets there.”


567. “When people talk, listen completely.”


568. “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.”


569. “Who controls the words controls your thoughts.”


570. “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”


571. “Media who pretend to write stories about groups whose voices are never heard but write almost universally through the lens of western men instead, are ensuring that all interpretations and solutions come from the same small segment of society.”


572. Even today, a majority of people surveyed say that they regret the fact that the USSR collapsed. But only 9 percent say that they would want it back. - Author: Mikhail Gorbachev


573. “In an emerging or ongoing crisis, either you’re the virtuous agent of the solution or the destructive part of the problem.”


574. “Our national emblem has four lions but unfortunately we have highlighted more lambs and wolfs than real lions of our country.”


575. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


576. “Customers should be number one, Employees number two, and then only your Shareholders come at number three.” -Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba


577. “In brief, we govern by a mixture of lying and bullying." ---(From the pamphlet: The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government.)”


578. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”


579. “The unfortunate thing is that as you strive to free the corrupt because of politics, you don't free them of their insatiable greed for public coffers. A kleptomaniac will always be a kleptomaniac . Even if you dress a cobra and place it in the pulpit, the poison is still in its belly. When the opportunity to bite will present itself, pray that your children will not be the victims.”


580. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


581. “The bad news is that ignoring the performance of people is almost as bad as shredding their effort in front of their eyes. … The good news is that by simply looking at something that somebody has done, scanning it and saying ‘uh huh,’ [you] dramatically improve people’s motivations.”


582. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”


583. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”


584. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”


585. Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. -Margaret Wheatley


586. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”


587. …the problem of studying four shires presented difficulties over the arrangement of these analyses. Would an account of the south-western region as a whole give equal weighting to each constituent county? …the most appropriate arrangement seemed to be one which gave, as far as possible, each shire an analysis on an equal basis. Consequently, in each chronological chapter, accounts of local governance and politics are structured on a county-by-county model (p. 25).


588. “High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”


589. “A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.”


590. “Power isn’t control at all. Power is strength and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger. A leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”


591. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams


592. “The establishment is the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) . You know them, these are your banks, the government you elected, the big businesses, the lackey media and the organized crime. You know them, maybe you trust them, you may have started feeling a little, or more than a little, uneasy about them in the past decade or several.”


593. We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. —Marco Rubio


594. Because of demagogues, rhetoric has a tainted reputation in our time. However, rhetoric is central to democratic governance. It can fuse passion and persuasion, moving free people to freely choose what is noble. - Author: George F. Will


595. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”


596. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”


597. “Only when diverse perspectives are included, respected, and valued can we start to get a full picture of the world.”


598. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Craig Groeschel


599. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.”


600. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. — Aristotle


601. “with our wider grasp of history, can see the ‘permanence’ of the ‘State’ as much less important than it must have seemed to those of old. We know that States and Civilisations come and go. We live among the ruins of many of them that have disappeared.


602. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. — John Maxwell, author


603. “Trust gives you the permission to give people direction, get everyone aligned, and give them the energy to go get the job done. Trust enables you to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust becomes easier to inspire, creating a flywheel of performance.”


604. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt


605. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”


606. “You & me are in big difference. You are a crocodile and I am a politician. You eat the money, but I just pocket it.”


607. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”


608. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung


609. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


610. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard


611. A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid


612. “Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family. In treating his own family with dignity, a ruler learns to govern his nation with dignity”


613. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse."


614. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results."


615. “If we have shortcomings, we are not afraid to have them pointed out and criticized, because we serve the people. Anyone, no matter who, may point out our shortcomings. If he is right, we will correct them. If what he proposes will benefit the people, we will act upon it.”


616. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point."


617. “If you want to bring an end to long-standing conflict, you have to be prepared to compromise.”


618. “Howard Baker told me, on the steps of the Capitol, at the time of the Inaugural, ‘Mr President, I want you to know, I will be with you through thick’. And I said ‘What about thin?’. He said ‘Welcome to Washington!’”


619. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton


620. The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand


621. “Good governance is the art of putting wise thought into prudent action in a way that advances the well-being of those governed.”


622. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."


623. “A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”


624. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist."


625. Accountability is a powerful thing. In a company, it improves the culture and governance. And for an employee, it brings about motivation and trustworthiness.


626. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte


627. “Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it’s cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government.”


628. I fix things all the time. Every time I do a solo, I re-check it and correct things that don't hit the mark. - Author: Kirk Hammett


629. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”


630. “Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”


631. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” Ross Perot


632. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”


633. My best successes came on the heels of failures. -Barbara Corcoran


634. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself. ” — P. J. O’Rourke


635. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”


636. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail, is not taking risks.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook


637. …the concept of Edward IV’s provincial policy raises much broader questions… whether this regional policy was planned or unintentional, and also as to whether its consequences were constructive or destructive. Furthermore, in a broader context, Edward’s scheme also suggests the importance of issues concerning the concept of regions, with potential implications for our study of politics and government in the localities, as well as questions regarding royal authority, governance, and the constitution, in general, in the later fifteenth century (p. 5).


638. “As information and voice amplification become the new symbols of power, those who would assume control of society have moved to hoard voice amplification and control the message received by the public in new ways.”


639. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Sir Winston Churchill


640. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter


641. I'm convinced the question of development is mainly an issue of governance and leadership. - Author: Augustin Matata Ponyo


642. “The Great Men create a clearly defined caste system of who are the saviours and who are the saved and the gates to ever escaping assigned status are carefully guarded.”


643. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it … Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” David Ogilvy


644. “America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.”


645. “When you train your employees to be risk averse, then you’re preparing your whole company to be reward challenged.”


646. “Corporate governance is to make sure that management is doing its job properly.”


647. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” General Colin Powell


648. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself. ” ― P. J. O’Rourke


649. “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.”


650. The ruler attains wholeness in the correct governance of the people. - Author: Lao-Tzu


651. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”


652. “Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.”


653. He who has great power should use it lightly. — Seneca


654. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis


655. “Third World is a state of the mind and until we change our attitude as Africans, if there is a fourth, fifth and even sixth world, we will be in it.”


656. “Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.”


657. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux


658. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell


659. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”


660. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


661. “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”


662. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”


663. The competencies most relevant to an SSAO role include assessment, evaluation and research, human and organizational resources, law, policy and governance, and leadership. - Author: C. Casey Ozaki


664. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”


665. “Leaders start with basics, find the key cause of the majority of issues, work at the grass root level, build a plan and implement it with great governance.”


666. “Keep going forward because success will come” - Cassandra Sanford, CEO Kelly Mitchell Group


667. You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions


668. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”


669. “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”


670. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”


671. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.”


672. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings — and put compensation as a carrier behind it — you almost don’t have to manage them.” Jack Welch


673. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


674. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? — Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister


675. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. —Abraham Lincoln


676. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu


677. 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. —Vince Lombardi


678. “You manage things; you lead people. “


679. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


680. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt


681. “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.”


682. “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”


683. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.”


684. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower


685. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia


686. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” Brian Tracy


687. “Business is a combination of war and sport.”


688. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”


689. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. — Friedrich Nietzsche


690. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.”


691. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”


692. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


693. ”How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?”


694. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer


695. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.”


696. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”


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


698. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” Brian Tracy


699. “We are in a prison of our own minds holding our own chains around us. We create our oligarchs and fight for their right to oppress us.”


700. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”


701. People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me. -Diana, Princess of Wales


702. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life."


703. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton


704. Australian Managers - 360 performance review graph


705. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward.


706. “Peaceful authoritarianism, a curious thing.”


707. “The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don’t see coming.”


708. Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.


709. “Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them.”


710. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”


711. “Laws continue to be enacted, and the regulatory environment has become more complex due to unacceptable conduct remediation. Consequently, entities continue to be compelled to demonstrate compliance with legal mandates through documented assurance assessments.”


712. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie


713. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


714. “I have three precious things, which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”


715. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, writer


716. ”Any business or industry that pays equal rewards to its goof-offs and eager beavers sooner or later will find itself with more goof-offs than eager beavers.”


717. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. — Ralph Nader, American political activist


718. “His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing.”


719. “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”


720. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow


721. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”


722. “System fails when people with ability don't have authority and people with authority don't have ability.”


723. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker


724. Erre es korakas, Blinky!" Dionysus cursed. I will have your soul! - Author: Rick Riordan


725. It is interesting to note that life never leaves us stranded. If life hands us a problem, it hands us also the abilities with which to meet the problem. - Author: W. Clement Stone


726. “The legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth; for the neglect of education does harm to the constitution. The citizen should be molded to suit the form of government under which he lives. For each government has a peculiar character which originally formed and which continues to preserve it. The character of democracy creates democracy, and the character of oligarchy creates oligarchy.”


727. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte


728. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”


729. “A person who takes your idea and information to use and build upon is your collaborator, tester and colleague. A person who takes your credit or your voice is your enemy, a thief who steals your societal recognition and approval for themselves and would be your tyrant.”


730. A leader is a dealer in hope. — Napoleon Bonaparte


731. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. — Napoleon Hill, author


732. “Change can only take place if we desire the change.”


733. “Humanity has determined it is supreme in the kingdom of animals, yet [the] beasts live a less tragic existence...and many of their tragedies are a consequence of so-called human brilliance.”


734. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


735. There is no one more sinister or dangerous than an ambitious yet characterless Politician! - Author: Robert Anthony Kerr


736. “The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.”


737. Many people weigh the guilt, they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. - Author: Peter McWilliams


738. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”


739. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”


740. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”


741. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”


742. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell


743. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


744. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.”


745. “In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.”


746. “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.”


747. “A journey to make real impact that changes lives, give meaning to life and living, and turns vision of the masses into realities demands a true focus, an utmost zeal and robustness and an unfailing tenacity to do whatever necessary within the powers and reach of a true leader, and with all needed dexterity, wit and wisdom, to make real impact have a meaning and give real liberation to the masses!”


748. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” Brian Tracy


749. What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey


750. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”


751. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


752. “Experience, the name men give to their mistakes.”


753. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker


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


755. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student.


756. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower


757. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy


758. I just want women to always feel in control. Because we're capable, we're so capable. -Nicki Minaj


759. “There is an incredibly important, uncomfortable, and brave discussion that every single leader and every organisation in the world should be having about privilege.”


760. “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”


761. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”


762. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”


763. “In crisis management, be quick with the facts and slow with the blame.”


764. Within this historic and optimistic future in mind, I have made no value judgment of the destiny bestowed on each nation. For all this, however, leadership matters; so do the institutional structures and the system of political governance. - Author: Patrick Mendis


765. “True leaders are willing to die for their dreams. They don't oppress with ignorance; they impress with visions". They live like Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela...”


766. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” Steven Sinofsky


767. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


768. “I’ve always subscribed to the belief that the best leader is not one who has the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. I strive every day — and in every program and offering we have at Integrous Women — to create more conscious, confident, and soulful leaders who, in return, will build a better world for all.”


769. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell


770. “Leaders say "no" to corruption. Anyone playing a role in governance, and is not ready to do this is not a leader.”


771. “I've accepted the fact that I'm going to be a sad man for the rest of my life because I get calls all the time of the saddest things that are happening in the church.”


772. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”


773. Education is the mother of leadership. — Wendell Willkie, American lawyer and business executive


774. “When you’re a manager, you work for your company. When you’re a leader, your company works for you.”


775. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it.' Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you.”


776. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. — Nelson Mandela


777. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”


778. “Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”


779. “Let someone else be the most powerful country, make ours the most peaceful country.”


780. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”


781. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton


782. A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt


783. “Write a new ending for yourself, for the people you’re meant to serve and support, and for your culture.”


784. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”


785. “Servant-leadership is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don’t work for you, you work for them.”


786. If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. -Dolly Parton


787. Never give an order that can't be obeyed. —General Douglas MacArthur


788. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”


789. “Horizontal governance does not mean no one gets a voice, it means everyone does. A person or group who attempts to suppress the voices of others is attempting to seize control.”


790. “Daring leaders work to make sure people can be themselves and feel a sense of belonging.”


791. “If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.”


792. “You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”


793. “The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.”


794. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu


795. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker


796. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy


797. “Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense


798. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. — Sir Winston Churchill


799. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else."


800. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”

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