“ Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. ”

- Deepak Chopra

“ The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be. ”

- Allan Houston

“ A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone. ”

- Henry A. Kissinger

“ A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ”

- Lao Tzu

“ Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine. ”

- Chris Hadfield

“ When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' ”

- Lao Tzu

“ Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone. ”

- Ferdinand Marcos

“ Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective - at best. ”

- Peter Senge

“ But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance. ”

- William Julius Wilson

“ True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. ”

- Bill Owens

“ Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won't make a company successful. ”

- Robert Kiyosaki

“ Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. ”

- David Cameron

“ Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. ”

- Sam Walton

“ One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ”

- Arnold H. Glasow

“ As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate - and really value - the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making. ”

- Ursula Burns

“ It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. ”

- Michael Eisner

“ To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them. ”

- Aristotle Onassis

“ What helps people, helps business. ”

- Leo Burnett

“ If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset. ”

- Harvey S. Firestone

“ Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions. ”

- Ibrahim Babangida