“We need women
who are at the head of a boardroom,
like at the head of the White House,
at the head of major scientific enterprises
so that little girls everywhere
can then think, you know what?
I can do that, I want to do that, I will do that.”
~ Chelsea Clinton
“Choose your leaders
with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled
by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led
by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up
your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself
and those you love into slavery.”
~ Octavia Butler
“I know of no single formula for success.
But over the years I have observed
that some attributes of leadership are universal
and are often about finding ways
of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents,
their insights, their enthusiasm
and their inspiration to work together.”
~ Queen Elizabeth II more
“If you want to solve a big problem,
you need to go from taking credit,
to sharing credit, to multiplying credit.
The systems that all work, multiply credit.
Multiplying credit is just another way
of making everyone in the system feel ownership.
And the byproduct is both resilience and propulsion.”
~ Thomas Friedman more
“To lead the people, walk behind them.”
~ Lao Tzu
“One of the tests of leadership
is the ability to recognize a problem
before it becomes an emergency.”
~ Arnold Glasow more
“It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
~ Nelson Mandela