"I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Francis Maude on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Francis Maude 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."Francis Maude 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."Francis Maude 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."Francis Maude on Colin Powell
"If we do what we think is right, not try to point-score, people will begin to trust us."