"If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Ingvar Kamprad on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Ingvar Kamprad 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."Ingvar Kamprad 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."Ingvar Kamprad 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."Ingvar Kamprad on Colin Powell
"Ikea people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels."