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Failure Of Leadership Quotes


"Trust is equal parts character and competence... You can look at any leadership failure, and it's always a failure of one or the other." - Stephen Covey

"The leadership spirit comes with a spirit of leadership." - Myles Munroe

"Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure." - Arleigh Burke

"Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally . Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership." - Barack Obama

"Failure is part of success." - Hank Aaron

"Attention is the currency of leadership." - Ronald A. Heifetz

"Leadership is birthed out of anger!" - Myles Munroe

"Different times need different types of leadership." - Park Geun-hye

"Leadership is an achievement of trust." - Peter Drucker

"Relationships are the foundation of leadership." - John C Maxwell

"The supreme quality of leadership is integrity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The penalty of leadership is loneliness." - H. Wheeler Robinson

"There is no failure except the failure of trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"The aim of leadership should be to improve the performance of man and machine, to improve quality, to increase output, and simultaneously to bring pride of workmanship to people. Put in a negative way, the aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men, but to remove the causes of failure: to help people to do a better job with less effort." - W Edwards Deming

"There is only one kind of failure I cannot tolerate: the failure to risk failure." - Richard Marcinko

"A person's own definition of leadership defines the glittering crown of his leadership." - Anuj

"In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family. I BELIEVE IN YOU. Those four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure... It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies." - Barack Obama

"cynicism ... is the trade-mark of failure ..." - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"Growth always involves the risk of failure." - Howard Thurman

"Failure is the seed of success" - Kaoru Ishikawa

"Failure is the test of greatness." - Herman Melville

"Success is made of 99% failure." - James Dyson

"Failure is the path of least persistence." - Anonymous

"Success is the proper utilization of failure." - Anonymous

"Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"Do not simplify. Do not worry about failure. Failure is a badge of honour. It means you risked failure." - Charlie Kaufman

"The major challenge of most executives is not understanding the practice of leadership - it is practicing their understanding of leadership." - Marshall Goldsmith

"Leadership must first and foremost meet the needs of others." - Robert K Greenleaf

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

"I think that notion of leadership is bankrupt." - Ronald A. Heifetz

"It is time for a new generation of leadership." - John F Kennedy

"Leadership is not for the faint of heart" - Bill Hybels

"Leadership is all about raising the aspirations of people." - Narayan

"The only test of leadership is that somebody follows." - Robert K Greenleaf

"Above all, leadership is a position of servanthood." - Max De Pree

"Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise." - Woodrow Wilson

"Failure is the foundation of success: success is the lurking place of failure." - Laozi

"the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure" - Steve Harvey

"Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction." - Napoleon Hill

"Leadership means setting an example. When you find yourself in a position of leadership, people follow your every move." - Lee Iacocca

"Make a decision! Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all." - John Wooden

"Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as 'it' and not 'me'." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The greatest failure of all is the failure to act when action is needed" - John Wooden

"May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself" - Paulo Coelho

"The key to success is failure... Success is made of 99 percent failure." - James Dyson

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"The wretchedness of failure is the great attraction of success." - Mason Cooley

"The realism of failure, the romance of success." - Mason Cooley

"People are not afraid of failure, they're afraid of blame." - Seth Godin

"A minute of success pays for years of failure." - Robert Browning

"Failure is part of the process of success." - Robert Kiyosaki

"One great cause of failure is lack of concentration." - Bruce Lee

"Trying is the internalization of the failure of omnipotence." - Brian O'Shaughnessy

"The failure of love, that's what all laws are really." - Colman Mccarthy

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"Failure is not about insecurity. It's about lack of execution." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success." - Nastia Liukin

"99 percent of success is built on failure." - Charles Kettering

"We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure." - John W Gardner

"Success is the process of not accepting failure." - Georgette Mosbacher

"Governor Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure." - George W Bush

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort." - John Wooden

"Great individuals make great successes out of failure." - Denis Waitley

"The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny." - Og Mandino

"Your success does not depend on the failure of others." - Omar Suleiman

"Wine gave a sort of gallantry to their own failure." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Not thinking it's possible is a failure of imagination." - Vinod Khosla

"Success often lies just the other side of failure." - Leo Buscaglia

"The multitude of people fail because they talk failure." - T. B. Joshua

"I started SpaceX with the expectation of failure." - Elon Musk

"I've always thought cruelty is a failure of imagination." - Ian Mcewan

"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure." - Doug Coupland

"Want to increase innovation? Lower the cost of failure." - Joichi Ito

"Success is cutting off all of your options for failure." - Tony Robbins

"Failure is often the line of least persistence." - Zig Ziglar

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man." - H L Mencken

"Failure knocks the door of the unprepared minds very often." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In all education the main cause of failure is staleness." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Success is on the far side of failure." - Thomas J Watson

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." - Dan Quayle

"The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee" - Robert K Greenleaf

"Oppression involves a failure of the imagination: the failure to imagine the full humanity of other human beings." - Margaret Atwood

"The purpose of leadership is not to make the present bearable. The purpose of leadership is to make the future possible." - Joan D. Chittister

"What is really disappointing about this president is not just lack of leadership, but his tendency to always place the blame for his lack of leadership somewhere else" - Carly Fiorina

"The leader builds dispersed and diverse leadership - distributing leadership to the outermost edges of the circle to unleash the power of shared responsibility." - Frances Hesselbein

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." (Harvard Business School definition of leadership)" - Sheryl Sandberg

"The man who meets with a failure attributes this failure rather to the ill will of another than to fate." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility." - Wallace D. Wattles

"There are systems that use failure as fuel for improvement, where the cost of failure is small." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment." - Deborah Moggach

"Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time leading yourself-your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny." - Dee Hock

"Leadership can't be claimed like luggage at the airport. Leadership can't be inherited, even though you may inherit a leadership position. And leadership can't be given as a gift - even if you've been blessed with an abundance of leadership skills to share with someone else. Leadership must be earned by mastering a defined set of skills and by working with others to achieve common goals." - David Cottrell

"What should a brand leader advertise?Brand leadership, of course. Leadership is the single most important motivating factor in consumer behavior." - Al Ries

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics." - Michael C. Burgess

"I think leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government." - Carly Fiorina

"People will not follow a leader with moral incongruities for long. Every time you compromise character you compromise leadership. The foundation of firm leadership is character." - Bill Hybels

"Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother?" - Maurice Flanagan

"Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." - Colin Powell

"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character." - Lewis H Lapham

"Our survival, the future of our civilization, possibly the existence of mankind, depends on American leadership" - Charles Lindbergh

"Distilling truth from overwhelming amounts of information is the essence of leadership." - Carly Fiorina

"Paralysis of leadership is due in part to the unseen grip of the special interests." - John W Gardner

"Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the price of never getting tired." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Leadership embraces activism; it is the outcome of a purposeful pursuit of goals." - John Baldoni

"A business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership." - S Truett Cathy

"Dare to go forward. Courage is the mark of greatness in leadership" - Brian Tracy

"I believe a big part of leadership is about winning the moment." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word." - Brian Tracy

"Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development" - William Arthur Ward

"Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes." - Margaret J Wheatley

"Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around." - Warren G. Bennis

"The main quality of courage ! If you can dream it, you can do it!" - Walt Disney

"Are decent people in positions of leadership eternally condemned to Calvary?" - Janusz Korczak

"Leadership, in other words, is a matter of character, not goals." - Ted Malloch

"The goal of leadership is not to eradicate uncertainty but rather to navigate it." - Andy Stanley

"I think leadership is creating a state of mind in others." - Barbara Mikulski

"Action or inaction are both forms of leadership and standard setting." - Seth Godin

"My style of leadership is to lead with the lightest touch that I possibly can." - Steve Squyres

"The job of leadership today is not just to make money, it's to make meaning." - John Seely Brown

"Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work." - Seth Godin

"Personal and organizational effectiveness is proportionate to the strength of leadership." - John C Maxwell

"The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously." - John F Kennedy

"The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful." - Jon Taffer

"Your leadership development strategy is perfectly designed to produce the caliber of leader you currently have." - Andy Stanley

"Leadership is only courage and wisdom, and a great carefulness of self." - John Buchan

"The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes." - Tony Blair

"Leadership requires creating conditions that enable employees to do the kinds of experimentation that entrepreneurship requires." - Eric Ries

"Coaching is destined to be the leadership approach of the 21st century." - James A. Belasco

"Leadership is the self-confidence of working with people smarter than you." - Azim Premji

"Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do it." - Frances Hesselbein

"The real test of leadership isn't where you start out. It's where you end up." - John C Maxwell

"The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?" Muad'Dib" - Frank Herbert

"Struggle is the father of all things, virtue lies in blood, leadership is primary and decisive" - Adolf Hitler

"I will never stand again for the leadership of the Conservative Party." - Michael Howard

"God uses prisons to train people for future roles of leadership or martyrdom." - Charles Colson

"The importance of command leadership. Clear objective and strategy and loyalty to those reporting to you." - Peter King

"I don't subscribe to that school of thought that leadership can be altogether defined by gender." - Dalia Grybauskaite

"Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand." - John Ortberg

"Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development." - Ted Ward

"Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration-of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine." - Lance Secretan

"Leadership comes with consistency." - Junior Seau

"There is always a chance of failure, of producing something totally unnecessary. But I guess that chance of failure is what makes tightrope walking, race-car driving..." - John Updike

"It doesn't matter what your probability of failure is. If there's a 90% chance of failure, there's a 10% chance of changing the world." - Vinod Khosla

"The failure of modern living is the failure of the imagination...Literature is the royal road that enables us to enter the realm of the imagination." - Julius Lester

"Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life's cycle and it's from failure that you gain life experience." - Colin Powell

"Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life" - Napoleon Hill

"Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life." - Napoleon Hill

"Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure." - Bryan Adams

"The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain its ideals." - Calvin Coolidge



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