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quotes

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. — Sam Walton

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. — Colin Powell

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. — Steve Jobs

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. — Henry Ward Beecher

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. — Henry A. Kissinger

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. — Jean-Paul Sartre

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair

A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone. — Henry A. Kissinger

“When you were made a leader you weren’t given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.” — Jack Welch

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.” — Jack Welch

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch, Winning

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” — Yogi Berra