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The purpose of a politician is to be a leader. A politician has to lead. Otherwise he's just a follower.
The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader.
A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
There is no real magic to being a good leader. But at the end of every week, you have to spend your time around the things that are really important: setting priorities, measuring outcomes, and rewarding them.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
No authoritarian leader cedes power easily or turns it over to bodies he cannot control.
It was clear to me as a civil rights leader in the '60s that unless we put the social and economic underpinnings beneath the political and the civil rights, we wouldn't go anywhere.
Marian Wright Edelman
The U.S. used to be perceived as the moral leader of the world, and we have absolutely lost that.
Military leaders aren't made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you.
First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government.
Americans think they're the leader of the world and yet can say that they're putting their economic interests ahead of the lives of - quite possibly - tens of millions of people who over the next 50 years will die because of floods or storms or tropical diseases or whatever. I guess that sort of thing makes me angry.
The creative destruction that social media is currently unleashing will change more than technology or the leader board of the Fortune 100. It is driving a qualitative shift in the nature of relationships between brands and their customers.
One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
I've always been a leader. Every team I've played on, I've led my way.
Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things.
Both hope and pessimism are deeply contagious. And no one is more infectious than a leader.
If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology.
An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
H. Rap Brown
I admired Margaret Thatcher - while abhorring much of what she offered - because she was so clearly a leader of huge substance. Blair was the dismal opposite.
Being a leader doesn't mean you created something or you did something great in the past or some other person has given you any kind of authority.
If I'm a leader, I have a mission.
The merger of globalization and the I.T. revolution means new products are being phased in and out so fast that companies cannot afford to wait until the end of the year to figure out whether a team leader is doing a good job.
My job is to throw passes and be a leader.
I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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