Idea Starters

“At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.”

Olympia Snowe

Leadership character is revealed most under pressure.” CSW


“The important thing is that we recognize our President’s leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.”

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Leadership is not just doing what one thinks is right, but it is researching the best ideas and concluding what is right.” CSW


“That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.”

Doris Kearns Goodwin

This is a definition of communication skills, not necessarily leadership. CSW


“But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.”

Chris Patten

Stubbornness on an issue is not leadership. Leadership takes a stand and is clear in the communication, but good leadership is flexible to new and better ideas and always sensitive to understanding another perspective. CSW


“It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.”

Alan Dershowitz

This statement, true or not, reflects a problem with a lot of leaders; it is imperative to stand for something, not just against something. Let leadership be defined by what it is building, not by what it wants to destroy. CSW



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