15 Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr. On Leadership

Martin Luther King Jr. was a man before his time. Because of this, he changed the world. He saw a world in which great injustices were being perpetrated. He couldn’t stand idly by.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister. He was also a social activist. His social activism is what changed the world. He fought for a better future for his children and his children’s children.

Carving of Martin Luther King Jr.

While we haven’t fully achieved his vision of eradicating racism, we have moved closer to this dream. More people today interact with people of different color and ethnicity. It’s amazing to see what this man helped accomplish.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day happening this coming Monday, I wanted to take time today to share 15 of the most inspiring, uplifting quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that can be applied to leadership.

15 Great Quotes For Leaders In The New Year

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.

Great quotes to start off the new year

Image by Evan Rummel

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.

Tribute To My Father

NOTE: This post was originally posted on June 15th, 2012. With Father’s Day being today, I updated the post to reshare it with those who haven’t had a chance to know my father.

Life can pass us by quickly. Days come and go. They blend together. Before you know it, it’s the next big date.

The next big date coming up is Father’s Day. That’s this Sunday.

As such, I’d like to share a bit about my father today.

Picture of my father and mother

My father and mother

His name is also Joseph Lalonde. He goes by Joe most of the time.

He was born in the U.P. of Michigan. Joined the military and served our country. And then moved to Muskegon.

He married his wife and they had three great children: Sharon, Debi, and Joey. Sadly, his first wife passed away after a fight with cancer.

Happy 4th Of July

Today is the 4th of July. Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence from foreign rule and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Because of this holiday, I’m taking the day off from blogging.

Still, I wanted to wish my readers a happy Fourth of July! Enjoy the day with your friends and family. Grill up a steak or hamburger, or hot dogs. Go watch the fireworks. Have a great day relaxing and taking time away. We all need a break!

I Wish You A Merry Christmas

This Christmas is a little different for Pam and I. Our routine will be different and we have one less family member this year.

Now, this doesn’t mean Christmas this year will be bad, just different. Life has shifted and life goes on. This won’t stop us from celebrating a most marvelous day.

May you have a merry Christmas

Image by Jay Reed

And I hope that whatever changes and difficulties you’ve faced this year won’t change the fact today is a day of celebration.

Christmas represents the birth of something new. Of something that has changed the world.

Don’t let your current circumstances overshadow the gift we’ve been given.

Get together with family or with friends. Spend the day with loved ones.

Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Let today be a day of celebration.

And may you have a very, merry Christmas.