[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Execution is not just tactics—it is a discipline and a system. It has to be built into a company’s strategy, its goals, and its culture. And the leaders of the organization must be deeply engaged in it.[/mk_blockquote]

Larry Bosidy, Execution

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities:  integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. [/mk_blockquote]

Warren Buffet

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Get to know two things about a man—how he earns his money and how he spends it— and you have the clue to his character, for you have a searchlight that shows up the innermost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to know about his standards, his motives, his driving desires, and his real religion.[/mk_blockquote]

Robert J. McCracken

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.[/mk_blockquote]

Coach Vince Lombardi

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. [/mk_blockquote]


[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. [/mk_blockquote]

Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Great and good are seldom the same man. [/mk_blockquote]

Winston Churchill

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Leaders make big mistakes.[/mk_blockquote]

Tom Peters, Leadership, The Essential Series

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]A chief must not seek profit for himself.[/mk_blockquote]

Sweet Medicine, Cheyenne

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Exemplary leadership is a way of being; whether you’re leading others or leading your own life …. Leadership is about living our purpose while engaging deeply with others. [/mk_blockquote]

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, The Leadership Dojo

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. [/mk_blockquote]

Theodore Roosevelt

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.[/mk_blockquote]

Dee W. Hock, Fast Company

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Leadership is disciplined passion.[/mk_blockquote]

James Kouzes and Barry Posner

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Just remember that if you’re not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability who is. And one day you’ll play each other, and he’ll have the advantage.[/mk_blockquote]

“Easy” Ed Macauley as told by Bill Bradley

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.[/mk_blockquote]

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Charts, graphs and statistics are irrelevant to most tribes. Their concern is the reality of the goals: the eventual effect a program will have on the tribe.[/mk_blockquote]

Vine Deloria, Jr., Custer Died for Our Sins

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove—a tough mind and a tender heart.[/mk_blockquote]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.[/mk_blockquote]

General Colin Powell

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Respect a man, and he will do all the more.[/mk_blockquote]

Coach John Wooden

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Nearly everything in leadership comes back to relationships.[/mk_blockquote]

“Coach K” (Mike Krzyzewski)

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]Leaders forget

Leaders promote a blame free culture[/mk_blockquote]

Tom Peters, Leadership, The Essential Series

[mk_blockquote font_family=”none”]He who is present at a wrongdoing and lifts not a hand to prevent it is as guilty as the wrongdoer.[/mk_blockquote]

Estamaza, Omaha