"Not everybody is created equal, and it's important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Anne M. Mulcahy on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Anne M. Mulcahy on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Anne M. Mulcahy on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Anne M. Mulcahy on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Anne M. Mulcahy on Colin Powell
"Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission."
"When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There's a momentum for change that's very compelling."
"My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be."
"Turnaround or growth, it's getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership."