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...
Part of the leader’s job is to be available to those they’re leading. Or so we’ve been told.
Our culture has taught us that we need to be at the beck and call of those who have our number. After all, what’s a cell phone for except to get in touch with someone?
That’s what we’ve been told. We’ve been hooked with the lie that we need to be reached at a moments notice.
While a timely response should be common place, constant connection is deadly to our health and relationships.
Take a cue from these organizational leaders who know how to disconnect:
Heidi Klum – This woman is a machine. She’s a supermodel, the host and executive producer of Project Runway, a judge on America’s Got Talent, and she runs a fashion line. Read more...
One of the biggest decisions a new, or even old, leader will make is who to hire and bring onto their team.
Few people understand how important hiring the right person is. They lack the insight to realize bringing the wrong person onto the team can damage the culture of the organization.
But don’t fear faithful reader, there’s something you can do when it’s time to bring someone new onto your team. It’s not easy and it’s going to take work but it’s well worth it.
So, what can you do to make a wise decision in the hiring process? I believe heeding the follow advice will help you in this leadership task.
Look for passion: Steve Jobs had it right when it came to hiring. He said in a Fortune interview that competence is the ante but the real issue was “Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.” Read more...
One of my favorite things to do is collect quotes that ring true to me. I’ll scribble it down in a notebook, paste it into an email, or post it on my Facebook page. A couple of years ago I discovered Evernote.
Since this time, I’ve amassed an even larger amount of quotes. They’re leadership quotes, personal development quotes, relationship quotes, and more.
I believe we can learn a lot from the quotes of leaders that have come before us. These leaders are full of wisdom. It becomes our responsibility to learn from them.
That’s been a driving force behind the collection of quotes I’ve recorded. Today, I’d like to share what I’ve learned from some of the leadership quotes I’ve saved for myself.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
— Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player Read more...
Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Jesus.
All three were great leaders. Two created stellar companies. One created a movement that has spanned 2,000 years.
What else did these three leaders have in common?
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They all went about leadership in an unconventional way. They broke from the normal and created a new path.
Richard Branson goes the distance to impress prospective customers. Backstage, before a speaking engagement, he approached Guy Kawasaki and asked him if he flew on Virgin Airlines. When Guy answered no, Richard gets on his knees and starts to polish Guy’s shoes with his jacket.
That’s not normal.
Steve Jobs created a juggernaut of a company with Apple. Coming up with the concepts of the iPod, iPad, etc. The company rose to astronomical heights. And he did it without focus groups. He broke with the conventional thought that you had to listen to your customers. He realized people didn’t know what they wanted until it was in their hands. Read more...