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1,000 great quotes for business, management and training: Leadership


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month the theme is "leadership".

"A leader is a dealer in hope."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman, revolutionary (1769-1821)

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
Kenneth Blanchard, US management author, presenter (b.1939)

"The job of the leader is to speak to the possibility."
Benjamin Zander, British conductor, management presenter (b.1939)

"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, US First Lady (b.1927)

"You manage things, you lead people."
Admiral Grace Murray Hooper, US naval officer (1906-1992)

"One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for
advice without necessarily having to take it."
Captain James T Kirk, character in 'Star Trek'

"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and
clap as they go by."
Will Rogers, US actor, humorist (1879-1935)

"A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists,
Not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
Worst when they despise him.
'Fail to honour people'
They fail to honour you.'
But of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will all say, 'We did this ourselves.'"
Lao Tzu, Chinese founder of Taoism, author (6th Century BC)

Previous quotes from the archive

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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