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Quote of the day

Filed By Ed Team | April 27, 2007 6:12 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: inspirational, leadership, Lee Iacocca

"A leader must have COURAGE. I'm talking about balls. (That even goes for female leaders.) Swagger isn't courage. Tough talk isn't courage. George Bush comes from a blue-blooded Connecticut family, but he likes to talk like a cowboy. You know, My gun is bigger than your gun. Courage in the twenty-first century doesn't mean posturing and bravado. Courage is a commitment to sit down at the negotiating table and talk.

If you're a politician, courage means taking a position even when you know it will cost you votes." -- former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca in his new book Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

(Hat tip to Masson's blog for the link to the excerpt.)

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A. J. Lopp | April 27, 2007 4:20 PM

Gee, Mr. Iacocca ... you mean your book made it all the way through a major publishing house without a staff editor pointing out to you that the gender-neutral form of balls is gonads? ... Well, you are formidable, Mr. Iscocca, and maybe none of them had the balls ... er, gonads.