"You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Warren G. Bennis on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Warren G. Bennis on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Warren G. Bennis on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Warren G. Bennis on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Warren G. Bennis on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."
"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."