"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Thomas E. Mann on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Thomas E. Mann 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."Thomas E. Mann 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."Thomas E. Mann 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."Thomas E. Mann on Colin Powell
"But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism."