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submitted by Jackie Overton, Employee Forum Chair.

“The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the
funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”
– Elaine Agather, CEO for the Dallas, TX region of JPMorgan Chase


“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t
blow an uncertain trumpet.”
– Theodore M. Hesburgh, President Emeritus of the University of Notre-Dame


“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”
– Malcolm Muggeridge, author and satirist


“You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long.”
 Boris Yeltsin, first president of the Russian Federation


“Safety first has been the motto of the human race for half a million years;
but it has never been the motto of leaders. A leader must face danger. He
must take the risk and the blame, and the brunt of the storm.”
– Herbert N. Casson, author


“I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
– Wayne Gretzky, hockey player


“Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never
– Lewis Grizzard, writer and humorist


“Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.”
– John Gardner, novelist


“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what
can’t be done.”
– Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company


“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not
weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but
not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
– Jim Rohn, speaker and author
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