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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy

An ability to embrace new ideas, routinely challenge old ones, and live with paradox will be the effective leaders premier trait. —Tom Peters

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. —Harold Geneen

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. —Sam Rayburn

Of the best rulers,
The people only know that they exist;
The next best they love and praise
The next they fear;
And the next they revile.
When they do not command the people’s faith,
Some will lose faith in them,
And then they resort to oaths!
But of the best when their task is accomplished,
their work done,
The people all remark, “We have done it ourselves.”
  —Lao-Tzu 

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you. Bear Bryant

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow.  —Howard Hendricks

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. —Fred A. Manske, Jr.

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.

—Ben Sweetland

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippmann

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve. Leadership requires hard work over the long haul, and it doesn't come easy. —David Neidert

Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. —Dee Hock

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen R. Covey

The great leaders are like the best conductorsthey reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. —Blaine Lee

Of those to whom much is given, much is required. —John F. Kennedy

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning. —Warren Bennis

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. -Dr. Robert Jarvik

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