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One of the marvelous things about life is that any gaps in your education can be filled, whatever your age or situation, by reading, and thinking about what you read.
  —  Warren Bennis
From his book: “On Becoming A Leader
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To be an effective leader, you not only have to get the group of followers on the right path, but you must be able to convince them that whatever obstacle stands in the way ahead, whether it’s a tree or a building that blocks the view, you’re going to get around it.  You’re not going to be put off by the apparent barriers to your goal.  All journeys are filled with potholes and mines, but the only way we can move beyond them is to approach them, and recognize them for what they are.  You have to see that it’s only a tree, or whatever, and it’s not insurmountable.  Everywhere you trip is where the treasure lies.
   —  Norman Lear
Quoted by: Warren Bennis
From his book: “On Becoming A Leader
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A lot of leadership is based on the ability to see how all humanity is related, how all parts of society are related, and how things move in the same direction.
 

—  Warren Bennis
from his book: “On Becoming A Leader
 

 

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It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as you make them in good conscience and you’re doing the best you can at that moment. …I’m not afraid to make a mistake, and I’m not afraid to say afterward, ‘Boy, that was a mistake.  Let’s try something else.’  I think that wins people over.  Now, I don’t make mistakes purposely to win people over, but when I make one, I admit it.  I can also say, ‘You have a better idea than I have.  Let’s do your idea.’  I don’t second-guess people.  If I hire you to do something, I let you do it.
 

—  Barbara Corday
American television executive, writer and producer with CBS Television mainly known for co-creating the television series Cagney & Lacey
as quoted in “On Becoming A Leader” by Warren Bennis

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