Warren Bennis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old warren bennis quotes, warren bennis sayings, and warren bennis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.     

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.     

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Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.     

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Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.     

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Leaders should always expect the very best of those around them. They know that people can change and grow.     

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.     

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Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.     

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The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.     

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The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.     

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The extraordinary manager operates on the emotional and spiritual resources of the organization, on its values, commitment, and aspirations.     

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Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around.     

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Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.     

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Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.     

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Learning options will indeed mushroom for business students and leaders, but it will take prudence and shrewdness to find and utilize the best option.     

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Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things.     

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Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing.     

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