Passport To Lead
Leadership QuotationsR. E. Cooper Sr.
So then, as members of this royal priesthood, we must have a concern, concern for and an interest in human rights. God has caused us to see that Christians in their acts who deny the dignity of their fellowmen, also deny Jesus Christ in spite of all that they may profess to believe. Therefore, we Christians want to safeguard human rights in a just Bahamian community. The very nature of our convictions causes us to be concerned about the dignity and freedom of men everywhere. Men created by God in His image and His likeness.
Harold R. McAlindon
The Independence Address, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, January 10th., 1973
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The real leader has no need to lead he is content to point the way.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice - keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
John Quincy Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Henry W. Longfellow
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
I light my candle from their torches.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
A bold onset is half the battle.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
H. H. Vreeland
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
What you cannot enforce /Do not command.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
People are like sticks of dynamite…the power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit.
Here is a simple but powerful rule—always give people more than what they expect to get.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.
You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.
Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
Donald H. McGannon
Leadership is action, not position.
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra.'
We cannot get what we've never had, unless we're willing to do what we've never done.