Words of Wisdom
Accompanied by the music of Jazz Legend,
Billy Taylor, VSU Class of 1942,
For the 2006 Virginia Student Services Conference
Where there is no vision,
the people perish.
one of the books of the Ketuvim of the Tanaka /
Writings of the Old Testament
A genuine leader is not a
searcher for consensus but
a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
American activist, the most famous leader of
the American civil rights movement.
Management is doing things
right; leadership is doing the
Peter F. Drucker
The father of modern corporate management
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy
can totally transform one
American Poet, Memoirist, Actress, and Civil Rights Movement figure.
Don't tell people how to do
things, tell them what to do
and let them surprise you
with their results.
George S. Patton
U.S. Army General in World War II
Leadership is the art of getting
someone else to do something
you want done because he
wants to do it.
-34th President of the United States
People ask the difference
between a leader and a boss. . .
The leader works in the open,
and the boss in covert. The
leader leads, and the boss drives.
-26th President of the United States
Whoever is careless with
the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with the
German-born, American Physicist
Dictators ride to and fro
upon tigers which they dare
not dismount. And the tigers
are getting hungry.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during WWII
A leader is best when people barely know he
exists, not so good when people obey and
acclaim him, worse when they despise him.
But of a good leader who talks little when
his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will
say: We did it ourselves.
Founder of the Taoism
We must become the
change we want to see.
Pioneer of Satyagraha- resistance
through mass civil disobedience strongly
founded upon ahimsa (non-violence).
The very essence of
leadership is that you have
to have vision. You can't
blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore M. Hesburgh
a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross,
and President Emeritus of the University of
People cannot be managed.
Inventories can be managed,
but people must be led.
H. Ross Perot
Billionaire American businessman from Texas
Leadership should be born
out of the understanding of
the needs of those who
would be affected by it.
The task of the leader is to
get his people from where
they are to where they have
National Security Advisor and later Secretary of
State in the Nixon administration
Leadership to me means duty,
honor, country. It means
character, and it means
listening from time to time.
George W. Bush
Current President of the United States