Business leadership quotes to help you motivate your team






January 30, 2008
" Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how you will handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic."
Max Gunther --- Submitted by Jennifer P. --- Oklahoma
From "The Zurich Axioms"

January 30, 2008
" Objectives are not objectives if there are no obstacles in your way."
Written in 2008 by Nikhil Prasanth Sreenivasan --- India

January 30, 2008
" Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops."
Thomas J. Watson

January 28, 2008
" Managers fight fires... Leaders light fires."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Todd James --- Indiana
I was teaching a class on leadership and was trying to clearly explain the difference between a manager and a leader, at the tactical level.

January 28, 2008
" You don't earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day."
Jeffrey Gitomer

January 28, 2008
" Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things."
Theodore Levitt

January 23, 2008
" Initiative and change are first cousins to progress."
Written in 2008 by E. Sydney Flax --- Virgin Islands

January 23, 2008
" Always think uniquely, so that you can do unique things."
Written in 2008 by A. Balaji --- India

January 23, 2008
" People don't resist change. They resist being changed!"
Peter Senge

January 21, 2008
" Those who respond positively and take responsibility, rather than blame others or be indifferent, are the ones who grow as leaders. Consequently, they develop the foundation for great positive responses, great achievement, and great success in leadership."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anu G. --- India
I was reading an article "Leadership and Do You have it in You". I came across these lines and found them true so felt like sharing the same.

January 21, 2008
" If you would be a leader, you must lead your own generation, not the next one."
Woodrow Wilson

January 21, 2008
" If you can command yourself, you can command the world."
Chinese Proverb

January 16, 2008
" Compulsive perfectionism polishes the past when bold new skills are needed to unlock future."
Dag Hammarskj÷ld

January 16, 2008
" In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example -- and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved."
Rupert Murdoch

January 16, 2008
" Reinforce what you want to see repeated: What gets rewarded gets done."
Brian Tracy

January 14, 2008
" Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity; having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character."
Vince Lombardi

January 14, 2008
" You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence."
Abraham Lincoln

January 14, 2008
" I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a "transformer" in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader."
Stephen R. Covey

January 9, 2008
" For all things are subject to time, which is the ruler of all things created and to be imagined."
Written in 2007 by Craig Passley --- Jamaica
To challenge and influence the mental capacity of others, for them to be intellectually oriented in the correct frame of mind, so as to bring about a positive revolution.

January 9, 2008
" It takes a room full of important people to cause an argument and yet a nation of innocent people to put it right."
Written in 2007 by Colin Ager --- United Kingdom
It's something I like that in a way is true.

January 9, 2008
" Lead the followers, don't follow the leaders."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K. Nagra --- United Kingdom
This quote always makes me smile because one day (soon), I hope to start my own business. It reinforces that I'm doing the right thing by "taking the plunge", so to speak.

January 7, 2008
" Greatness comes at a price. In your pursuit for greatness, make sure that you have character enough to sustain it."
Written in 2007 by Jared Naidoo --- South Africa

January 7, 2008
" True creativity comes when you find the third, fourth and fifth right answer."
Copyright © 2007 Darrell Boswell

January 7, 2008
Entrepreneurs vs. Team Building:
" You can travel fastest alone, but you will travel farther in a group."
Copyright © 2006 John W. Ackerman
For years I felt that to be successful you needed to stay away from committees and boards and "Do it my way". One day I discovered that even with all the books on how to make a computer, I could not make one by myself. It took thousands of people adding input for all the tools and parts to come together to make the computer a reality. If you wish to be financially successful within a limited lifetime, you need a talented and diversified group to assist you. Check out Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Warren Buffet.


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