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Leadership Series 1: The Character of a Leader



Part 1 of 3: THE CHARACTER OF A LEADER

1. "A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see." – Leroy Eimes, author and leadership expert

2. "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, former first lady of the United States

3. "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand." – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State

4. "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher

5. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." – President John Quincy Adams

6. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." – William Arthur Ward, author

7. "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

8. "The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic." – George Orwell, author

9. "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

10. "In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes."– John Erskine, author

11. "A leader is a dealer in hope." – Napoleon Bonaparte, military leader

12. "Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." – Mark Twain, author of What Is Leadership?

13. "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." – President Ronald Reagan