Leadership 12 quotes

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A leader is one who influences. Anonymous
A leader is someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know. Reubin Askew
In the desire to be collaborative, don't forget leadership. Don't be embarrassed to lead. There are too many efforts where it's all about 'getting everyone to the table.' Everyone goes away feeling good, but no one's doing anything. Frank H. Beal
Elected officials. community leaders and intellectuals must cese encouraging the untenable belief that there is an inherent American right not to be offended. John M. Coski
We have legislators who think it their duty only to listen to the people instead of becoming expert on the subjects which they must decide upon. Andrés Duany
Power corrupts, but so does weakness, and absolute weakness corrupts absolutely. Josef Joffe
If you are an elected official lacking in courage and leadership, and you face even a peep of opposition to a project, fall back on perfectionism to find a flaws so that you can shoot down the project. Perfectionism leads to paralysis. Dom Nozzi
In part, public planning agencies have no vision because they are drowning in minutiae. Dom Nozzi
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. George S. Patton
Some collective practices have enormous inertia because they impose a high cost on the individual who would try to change them. Steven Pinker
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer
Consensus is the absence of leadership. Margaret Thatcher