A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.— Dean Smith
Risky Bad Leader quotations
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
We [Israel people] always blame Moses, that he was our greatest leader and one of the most gifted people in the world. He brought us the moral code and so on, belief in one God, but then he was a bad navigator. He brought us to the only part of the Middle East without any gas, without any oil.
Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
The best thing you can give as a leader is a reason to trust.
People want to trust. They're hungry for it. But they're selective. They'll only give it to a motivator, a communicator, a teacher, a real person. Someone who in good times and bad always does the right thing.
The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
A good leader is someone who knows what he's bad at, and hires someone who's good at it to take care of it for him.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage.
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
A strong leader is not necessarily a bad leader.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
The leader is always alone before bad fates.
Bosses and leaders everywhere should cherish the people who bring them bad news, disappointing data or hard problems.
Our world is very dishonest, and our leaders encourage dishonesty by setting bad examples - by lying, being corrupt, and using political sleight of hand to sustain power.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide.
Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.
Blind faith in bad leaders is not patriotism.
If an alien lands on your front lawn and extends an appendage as a gesture of greeting, before you get friendly, toss it an eightball. If the appendage explodes, then the alien was probably made of antimatter. If not, then you can proceed to take it to your leader.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
The most effective leaders of companies in transition are the quiet, unassuming people whose inner wiring is such that the worst circumstances bring out their best. They're unflappable, they're ready to die if they have to. But you can trust that, when bad things are happening, they will become clearheaded and focused.
After your first job, is anyone asking you what your GPA was? No, they don't care. They ask you: Are you a good leader? Do people follow you? Do you have integrity? Are you innovative? Do you solve problems? Somebody's got to do that homework and redesign the educational system so that it can actually train people to be successful in life.
Most of the ladies and gentlemen who mourn the passing of the nation's leaders wouldn't know a leader if they saw one. If they had the bad luck to come across a leader, they would find out that he might demand something from them, and this impertinence would put an abrupt and indignant end to their wish for his return.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
No party is as bad as its leaders.
I don't know whether any religious leader would say that we must ultimately win, because we're on God's side. If they do say that, it's bad religion.
Conflicts often stem from a couple of leaders on both sides that are badly brought up. They'd rather go to war than compromise. And in business, you're competing with other companies all the time, but you don't end up going to war with each other.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
Good leadership is pervasive, persuasive, and persistent.
Bad leadership is poisoned with pedanticism, posturing, self-importance.
Is self-interest a bad thing? We want our leaders to be pure and good, but at the same time we want them to be effective, and to be effective you often have to be ruthless and not bound by ideology or the same morals that we pretend to hold ourselves to.
You have to remain cool under fire and let criticism roll off you.
Good leaders handle conflict easily and bad ones are eaten up by it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
The leader’s Attitude is like a thermostat for the place she works.
If her attitude is good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the environment is easy to work in. But if her attitude is bad, the temperature is insufferable.
Aspiring dictators sometimes win elections, and elected leaders sometimes govern badly and threaten their neighbors.History demonstrates that democracy usually follows good governance, not the reverse.
There is this sense of David Cameron leading a Government that's badly out of touch with ordinary people's lives. I'd absolutely welcome the opportunity to show all political leaders what life is like for most people.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.
On the business side, innovative leaders are beginning to wake up to the fact that this non-stop work trend is bad for business: Google Ireland tested a program called Dublin Goes Dark, where employees turned over their phones at the end of each work day. It seems like a sea change is ahead.
Leaders trust their guts. Intuition is one of those good words that has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, intuition has become a soft notion. Garbage! Intuition is the new physics. It's an Einsteinian, seven-sense, practical way to make tough decisions. Bottom line, circa 2001 to 2010: The crazier the times are, the more important it is for leaders to develop and to trust their intuition.
Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them. They don't want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times.
One of the problems many leaders report is a gap between strategy and execution.
Usually this "gap" arises because the so-called "strategy" is a set of financial performance goals, not an approach to overcoming challenges. The two key ways to narrow this gap are to avoid bad strategies that fail to explain how to proceed and to establish a proximate objective - something which can be accomplished and which will open the door to further progress.
That's what world leadership is: A willingness to point at bad guys and say they're the bad guys and to keep the bad guys from getting worse! That's leadership. Obama didn't want to go there.
Tear gas, rubber bullets, and I would have arrested all the leaders.
Oh, only a disgusting drunkard like ex-President Yahya Khan could have sullied himself with an operation carried out so badly and bloodily.
When people look at the ratings and they're bad, I think people can get an idea of "Why would they even make the show?" And to a certain extent, original programming for any network is a loss leader to try to get you to keep the channel on your cable package.