Sunday, February 27, 2011

Funny Quotations About Leadership

  • Management works in the system. Leadership works on the system. - Stephen R. Covey
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - George Patton
  • Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult. - Warren Bennis
  • The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch
  • It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. - Adlai Stevenson
  • When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy. - Dave Barry
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower
  • If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you. - Don Marquis
  • Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. - John Naisbitt
  • Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. - Dwight Eisenhower
  • You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. - Boris Yeltsin
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - James Crook
  • Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men - the other 999 follow women. - Groucho Marx
  • Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too. - Robert Half
  • Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus
  • Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. - Lewis Grizzard
  • It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. - Malcolm Muggeridge
  • By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean. - Mark Twain
  • I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. - Talleyrand
  • A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves. - Lao-Tzu
  • The question, 'Who ought to be boss?', is like asking, 'Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. - Henry Ford
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt

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