"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Warren G. Bennis on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Warren G. Bennis 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."Warren G. Bennis 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."Warren G. Bennis 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."Warren G. Bennis on Colin Powell
"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."
"You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future."
"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery."
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."