A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership.John Hoyer Updike

31 August

Leadership is one of the most enduring, universal human responsibilities.Rosabeth Moss Kanter

30 August

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.Eleanor Rosalynn Carter

26 August

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.Thomas J. 'Tom' Peters III

25 August

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.General George Smith Patton Jr.

24 August

As leaders, we understand that intangibles are important, but we don’t have a clue how to measure them.Chip Conley

23 August

It’s one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming.Benjamin Zander

22 August

You have to have more leadership, less management. It’s about getting stuff done, you can sit around and analyze things forever but while you do that the competition has moved on.Peter Vesterbacka

19 August

A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.Fred Wilson

18 August

People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.Henry Ross Perot

17 August

I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.John Philip Abizaid

16 August

Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.Margaret Heffernan

15 August

What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.Henry Cloud, PhD

12 August

The way I would measure leadership is this: of the people that are working with me, how many wake up in the morning thinking that the company is theirs?David M. Kelley

11 August

I’ve always maintained – a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me.Gautam Gambhir

10 August

One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily… Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.Ezra Taft Benson

09 August

The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.Arianna Huffington

08 August

I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow.Margaret Dyreng Nadauld

05 August

I think the most important leadership lessons I’ve learned have to do with understanding the context in which you are leading. Universities are places with enormously distributed authority and many different sorts of constituencies, all of whom have a stake in that institution.Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust

04 August

Leadership is hard to train on.Ben Horowitz

03 August

Especially if you don’t have a job that’s providing fulfillment in your technical expertise, there is a lot of reward to working on a very smart and demanding community that will respect you and will give you leadership and authority based on what you do.Winifred Mitchell Baker

02 August

No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.Irwin Redlener

01 August

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Learning and Culture Director at Stellar Philippines
Franelyn Saguindang Riego de Dios, MS has been in training and leadership development for more than a decade now. In earning her Master of Science in Biology degree, she joined the College of Science and Mathematics faculty of MSU-IIT and published her studies in Asia Life and Philippine Scientists Journals. For her, moving into the corporate world felt odd at first but with the scientific method and discipline in her backpack, it has become a fulfilling experience. You may also visit her personal Science & Leadership Blog Site at Leadership Genome Project. She also enjoys music (sings and plays the piano) and art (portrait sketch).
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