20 Quotes On Innovation And Leadership

It’s the new year and the new year always brings about the thoughts of advancement, growth, and innovation. Plenty has been said about these things.

In this post, I want to bring you 20 quotes on innovation and leadership in hopes of inspiring you to a great new year.

20 Quotes On Innovation And Leadership

1. Tom Freston (Co-Founder of MTV):

Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.

2. William Blake:

What is now proved was once only imagined.

3. Roger von Oech

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago but will soon be out of date.

4. Seth Godin:

No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.

Finding Purpose And Meaning In Leadership

As a Christian leader, I believe everyone has a purpose and meaning for their lives. Everyone was created for something special in this world. In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible tells us that we are Christ’s workmanship. We are created in Christ Jesus for good works (purpose). 

You and I… We were not created by accident. We were created for something.

While I believe this purpose and meaning comes from the lives we live, we can find purpose and meaning in the things that we do. Including the organizations and people we lead. There’s a purpose and meaning behind this!

Finding Purpose And Meaning In Leadership

It’s funny that I’m writing this article when I am. The morning I was writing this, I began to take a look back on my leadership and writing journey. I began to think of the people I started this journey with.

4 Ways To Balance Leadership Roles And Personal Identity

When I started to blog, I found myself losing myself. I wanted so badly to be successful that I gave up a lot of my identity. I stopped watching television and movies, I changed the way I dressed, and I even left behind hobbies I enjoyed.

What happened here?

I lost my personal identity. I let my role as a leadership blogger supersede my personal identity. And it sucked.

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While I saw success blogging and sharing my leadership insights, I felt adrift. I felt like I was missing something. I was. I was missing myself.

Talking to other leaders, this happens often. New leaders have their own unique style that gets pushed to the background so they can fit in with the current slate of leaders. The same leaders that come and go.

Here’s the crazy part. One thing remains the same: YOU

The Art Of Negotiation: Essential Skills For Leaders

Everyone negotiates

The art of the deal or the art of negotiation, whatever you call it, knowing how to negotiate is a critical skill for a leader. You’re always wheeling and dealing in a good way, trying to make things better for yourself and those you lead.

Don’t fret if you lack the skill of negotiation. Negotiation skills can be learned.

And, great for you, that’s exactly what we’re going to discuss in this article.

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The Art Of Negotiation: Essential Skills For Leaders

Why is negotiation necessary? Every leader needs to know how to hold a strategic discussion between parties to resolve issues, whether it’s for a deal or to resolve conflict. Negotiation often ends in both parties finding the resolution acceptable.

Think about it… We all need to know how to negotiate

Some of the areas you may negotiate are:

How Personal Development Nurtures Success

Personal development is vital to any kind of success in your life. Whether you want to be a better husband, mother, business leader, or person, you must work on yourself.

Thus, personal development nurtures success.

You’re not going to find personal development easy. It’s not a light task. You will have to work hard. This journey will take you on a pathway of exploring yourself, discovering what needs to change, and figuring out how to implement those changes. When we see ourselves as needing to improve, it can be painful!

Ouch!

The introspection you do on yourself will hurt. However, personal reflection helps you see where you need to go. So, introspect and grow. 

How Personal Development Nurtures Success

There are steps you can take to continue your personal development journey so that you can become more successful. The most successful people do it, even Oprah Winfrey.