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The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.

Author: Source Unknown


Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction. The WORKERS are chopping their way through the jungle. The MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc. The LEADERS climb a tree and shout Wrong jungle!! The MANAGERS shout back Be quiet! We're making progress!

Author: Source Unknown


A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

Author: J. Donald Walters

Profession: American Author, Lecturer, Playwright

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.

Author: Sam Walton (1918-1992)

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Wal-Mart Stores

When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king.

Author: John Wanamaker (1838-1922)

Profession: American Merchant

Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.

Author: Ted Ward


Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

Author: William A. Ward (1921)


The world of the 90s and beyond will belong to managers or those who make the numbers dance, as we used to say, or those who are conversant with all the business jargon we used to sound smart. The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders -- people who not only have an enormous amount of energy but who can energize those whom they lead.

Author: John Welch (1935-)

Profession: American Businessman, Chairman of General Electric

Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.

Author: George F. Will (1941-)

Profession: American Political Columnist

Education is the mother of leadership.

Author: Wendell L. Willkie (1892-1944)

Profession: American Businessman, Presidential Candidate

No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA

It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist