“Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.”

— James MacGregor Burns —

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“This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.”

— John Dingell —

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“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles but today it means getting along with people.”

— Mahatma Gandhi —

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“When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’”

— Lao Tzu —

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“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.”

— Marian Anderson —

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“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”

— Peter Drucker —

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“Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party.”

— Debbie Wasserman Schultz —

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“Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.”

— Horst Koehler —

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“We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.”

— Wilson Greatbatch —

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