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

Author: Arnold H. Glasgow


Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Author: Lewis Grizzard


The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome.

Author: John Haggai


Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.

Author: Robert Half

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Robert Half & Associates

Those who can command themselves command others.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.

Author: Edward Hennessy

Profession: American Business Executive, CEO of Allied Signal

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.

Author: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

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

Author: Theodore M. Hesburgh (1917)

Profession: American Clergyman, University President

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.

Author: Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964)

Profession: American - 31st American President

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.

Author: James Humes

Profession: American Lawyer, Speaker, Author

Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

Leaders create an environment which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided.

Author: Elliott Jaques


Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.

Author: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)

Profession: Thirty-sixth President of the USA