39 quotes found by Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
leadership  Vision  Capacity  # 35185
Warren Bennis
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
teacher  Found  Truly  # 35186
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Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
leaders  Managers  # 35187
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The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Leader  challenges  Status  # 35188
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Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.
eyes  Line  leaders  # 35189
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The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
future  dog  Employees  # 35190
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Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.
Business  work  trust  # 35191
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Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
leadership  music  dance  # 35192
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Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
Failing  # 35193
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The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
leadership  true  Rather  # 35194
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Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.
Others  Balance  Deserve  # 35195
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People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
Cannot  Themselves  ideas  # 35196
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Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
success  learning  Fast  # 35197
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The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
Leader  Manager  Asks  # 35198
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Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
good  heart  leaders  # 35199
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There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
Create  Creative  Ways  # 35200