Quotes are great. They give you quick, bite-sized pieces of wisdom you can quickly digest.
John Maxwell, Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, and many other leaders have had their words pieced into quaint little says you can apply in your daily lives. But what about the new year? Are there quotes leaders can use as they begin the new year? Of course there are.
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Let’s take a look at a few of the great quotes for leaders in the new year.
15 Great Quotes For Leaders In The New Year
1. Sarah Ban Breathnach:
New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. Read more...
The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman). His rise from a poor boy to the world-famous founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus is told in musical form in this entertaining movie.
You see P.T. Barnum as a young boy treated poorly by the upper-class family he served. When Barnum’s father passes away, he takes to the street to survive. From there, he discovers a way to make a name for himself and a living for his family. Then he loses it all…
The story of P.T. Barnum is an entertaining trip through history. With a great soundtrack, you’re going to remember the movie. You’re also going to remember the leadership lessons from The Greatest Showman.
Let’s take a look at those leadership lessons you’ll find in The Greatest Showman.
In 2004, The Polar Express movie, based on the 1984 now classic book, was released in a unique 3D animated format based on live action capture. It’s become an annual feature in movie theaters during the holidays – and delightfully some interesting lessons on leadership.
The story is simple. Young children, exemplified by the “Hero Boy,” are drawn to the magical “Polar Express” stopping outside their homes, for a journey to the North Pole. It’s Christmas Eve, and before getting on the train, the story shows how the “Hero Boy” is doubting his belief in Santa Claus.
Is there a more magical time than Christmas? Christmas trees are up in many homes. The houses are decorated with lights and blow up reindeer. Families are coming together and enjoying their time together (I know this last one isn’t always a possibility but it is my hope for you and your family).
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Christmas tends to bring out the best in people. They’re excited to share presents with one another and people are often more generous.
But what does this have to do with leadership? Are there leadership lessons from Christmas? You betcha…
Leadership Lessons From Christmas
1. Be joyful:
Christmas, for many, is a happy time of year. People are excited to have their friends and families around. They’re happy to see the looks on their faces when presents are opened. Read more...