Quotes in leadership

A company could put a top man at every position and be swallowed by a competitor with people only half as good, but who are working together.


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.


Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.


The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

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the leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.

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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

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Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.

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Improvement of Quality and Productivity, to be successful in any company, must be a learning process, year by year, top management leading the whole company.


The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.


If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine.