Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Quotes: Leadership (04)

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Leadership 252 Doesn't matter how the people feel so long as they live in fear. "Let them hate, so long as they fear." Cicero. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Leadership 300 Difference between being in power and governing. "The king reigns but does not govern."Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Leadership xvi The primitive king as representative of the people. "The basic contention that in primitive cultures the king is primarily the bringer of life overlooks the fact that he is just as much the representative and epitome of those who receive it." Gaster, Editor’s Foreword. Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Leadership 279 Retains power so long as the people approve. "…usual terms of holding the reins of government no longer than while he merits the approbation of the people." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Leadership 416 The source of power is imagination rather than reason. "It is much easier to govern great masses of men through their imagination than through their reason." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Leadership 61 Executives are at the mercy of their employees. "He was distressed by losing that approval of his employees to which an executive is always slave." Lewis, Babbitt.

Leadership 57 The colonel had the courage to put his men at risk. "Colonel Cathcart had courage and never hesitated to volunteer his men for any target available." Heller, Catch-22.

Leadership 93 His responsibilities were being carried out without any assistance from him. "Whatever he was supposed to get done as squadron commander apparently was getting done without any assistance from him." Heller, Catch-22.

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