quote by Colin Powell

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

— Colin Powell

Perspective Failure Of Leadership quotations

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.


Failure of leadership quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency.

Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It's not failure but aiming too low, that is life's greatest tragedy.

Failure of leadership quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
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 enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.

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.

Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character.


Failure of leadership quote Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.

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.

The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.

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.

Failure of leadership quote Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of thos
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life.

We brought the diseases and the alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers. We practised discrimination and exclusion. It was our ignorance and our prejudice. And our failure to imagine that these things could be done to us.

The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee


When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.

Failure of leadership quote Leadership is an action, not a position.
Leadership is an action, not a position.

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.

Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail.

Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.

Failure of leadership quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

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.


You are the only person who can label what you do a failure. Failure is subjective.

Failure is not a one-time event; it's how you deal with life along the way. Until you breathe your last breath, you're still in the process, and there is still time to turn things around for the better.

Failure of leadership quote Avoiding failure is to avoid progress.
Avoiding failure is to avoid progress.
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... the truth is that when your people don't tell you what you need to know, it's a failure of leadership.

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now

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.


Failure of leadership quote Doubt kills more dreams that failure ever will.
Doubt kills more dreams that failure ever will.
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The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures

Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best - and change - from hearing stories that strike a chord within us ... Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for their companies and for themselves.

People are not afraid of failure, they're afraid of blame.

Failure of leadership quote Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can b
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.

The first mistake is believing that transformational initiatives can be accomplished through normal channels and means. This cannot be done because there are too many conflicting interests that are competing to impede. The second is mistaking incubation for transformation and concluding that failure to achieve escape velocity is due to lack of innovation. It never is. It is always do to lack of leadership focus and, especially, fortitude.


Jeremy Corbyn had shown a catastrophic failure of leadership and must step down to make way for someone with the backbone to confront racism and anti-Semitism.

Failure of leadership quote Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

It is a bad situation, the current state of the Labour leadership, a collective failure, the collapse of strategy and vision on all sides.

Being able to make a sincere apology - one that says, "Yes, I get it;

I screwed up. Your feelings make sense, and I'm taking this seriously" - is at the heart of being successful in leadership, parenting, and friendship, as well as our own integrity and self-worth. And the failure to apologize? Even a good relationship will suffer quietly - because we really feel it when someone won't take responsibility for what they said, or didn't say.

Jeremy [Corbyn] earned the right to take up the leadership of the party with a big majority. But he has failed and he has no right or mandate to stay in office despite his failure and take the party down with him.

Failure of leadership quote Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

Under [Tim] Cook, Apple has a new product line with the Apple Watch, but it hasn't generated the kind of excitement that the iPod, iPhone or iPad did. Still, Cook can't be called a failure. Under his leadership, the company released a larger version of the iPhone to record sales.


When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his people's excuse for failure.

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.

The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington's failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.

The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.