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'Khalifa' is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name.
Ultimately as a leader, you're evaluated on how you interact with people. If you do it well, you develop a reputation as effective leader. If you don't, you develop a reputation for being a highly ineffective leader.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
A great leader also has the ability to make people an inch taller in his presence.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.
Germany's Angela Merkel exudes an atmosphere of elderly exhaustion and pooped-out pessimism. Britain's David Cameron, though by nature exuberant, feels he has to look and sound glum. And France's leader, Francois Hollande, seems determined to drive every successful businessman out of the country.
I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.
All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.
It will be disastrous when a leader or manager shows up with one attitude one day and treats people with a different attitude the next day.
Nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. Voters don't change governments during war.
Jesus Christ will be the leader of an intergalactic earth evacuation. We're getting some earth leaders up there to check the mother ship. The Bible says that the sky will be glorious and Christ will come back to us all.
Fortunately, in President Obama, the child of an African and an American, we finally have a leader who is uniquely positioned to bridge the great reparations divide.
Henry Louis Gates
There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer.
As a leader, these attributes - confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense - are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone.
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we're doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.
We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners.
My celebrity status allows me an opportunity, allows me a pulpit to preach and reach out to the people. Not even always preaching but just leading, motivating them by being a leader.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
John C. Maxwell
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.
Henry A. Kissinger
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
Lewis H. Lapham
Owners lavish love on their pets, which is why so many go from non-aggressive pups to being out of control when they're older. People just don't realise their dog must respect them as leader of the pack.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
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