Inspirational Quotes

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter F. Drucker

Be the change that you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. Norman Vincent Peale

The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money. Benjamin Jowett

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Orison Swett Marden

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Ferdinand Drucker

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already. John Bucha.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela, written by Marianne Williamson

So think of the quotes that you connect with and write down ‘how’ YOU are going to emulate what is said and make it happen. Then focus…

Leadership is all about focused action in the direction of a worthy purpose

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.   Woodrow Wilson

The secret is to praise progress and reward results.  Hunt for good (not perfect) behaviour and get people excited about their improvements.  Doing so will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Peak performance will eventually come because your people will keep getting better and better.