Idea Starters

“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.”
Warren G. Bennis

In my experience most “born leaders” are people who have learned to manipulate and bully; that’s not leadership and should never be confused as such. CSW

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is also being able to get others to see the vision and to integrate it into reality. CSW

“But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.” Ibrahim Babangida

Leadership should never be accused of “frittering away” opportunities. Leadership seizes for the good of everyone concerned. CSW

“Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.”
Ibrahim Babangida

Leaders work together, and never alone for their specific wants, but together for the best and common good. CSW 

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

Leaders are not fearless in confronting wrong, but the pain of remaining the same is much greater than the pain of working for change. CSW 



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