“That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.”

— Doris Kearns Goodwin —

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“One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.”

— C. L. R. James —

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“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”

— Nolan Bushnell —

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“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

— Ken Blanchard —

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“It’s very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed.”

— Ruth J. Simmons —

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“Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.”

— Anne M. Mulcahy —

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“Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America ‘s leadership and the sacrifices of our military.”

— Bob Riley —

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“No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”

— W. Clement Stone —

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“I want American Dream growth – lots of new businesses, well-paying jobs, and American leadership in new industries, like clean energy and biotechnology.”

— William J. Clinton —

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