Henry Miller The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way
Antony Jay The only real training for leadership is leadership
Sir Isaac Newton If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants
Will Rogers If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around
Alan Kay The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Voltaire Common sense is not so common.
Peter Chisnall Information is the raw material of management.
Peter Davidson Tomorrow’s standards are always higher.
Tony Robbins If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Reicheld Unfortunately, most accounting systems do not measure what drives customer value.
Demosthenes Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Miyamoto Musahi Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
Peter Drucker The business enterprise has two and only two basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results: all the rest are costs.
Cherokee Indians Oh Great Spirit, grant that I may never find fault with my neighbour until I have walked the trail of life in his moccasins
Rhienhold Niebuhr Give us the strength to accept what cannot be changed, the courage to change what should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other
Harry Truman Leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it
David Ogilvy Our business needs a massive transfusion of talent. And talent is most likely to be found among non conformists, dissenters and rebels
David Ogilvy Hire the kind of people clients wouldn’t have the nerve to hire
Peter Senge People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Margaret Thatcher Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t
Oliver Wendell James Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sometimes sail with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor
Samuel Goldwyn I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth – even if it costs him his job
Eleanor Roosevelt It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself
Machiavelli It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more uncertain of success, or more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things
A P Gouthey Loyalty is the one thing a leader cannot do without
Bill Gates Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose
Tom Peters The best leaders are the best notetakers, best askers and best learners – They are shameless thieves
Dr David Reuben The more potent a man becomes in the bedroom, the more potent he is in business
Aristotle Onassis The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows
Aristotle We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit
Boris Yeltsin You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long