Category Archive: Leadership quotes

Life Lessons from Amy Lyman, Co-Founder of Great Place to Work®

Image source I asked Amy Lyman, co-founder of the Great Place to Work® Institute, what she would do differently if she could start over. She said, “I would not do anything differently as… Continue reading

Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go

© Qrius4ever | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos You employ systems and strategies for starting, maintaining, and moving forward. Adopt systems for stopping, as well. People who can’t say, “No,” chase all… Continue reading

Beyond Typical S.M.A.R.T Goals

The former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Jim Parker, told me, “Don’t set artificial goals for yourself.” Begin with noble ends: Leadership is about people. Set people goals. Production and profitability are useful and… Continue reading

Five Ways to Overcome the Folly of Perseverance

Bad ideas were good once but nothing always works. Quitters never win. At least that’s what we think. The danger of perseverance is it’s virtuous but not always wise. Thomas Edison famously said, “Many… Continue reading

Finding Your Future Failure

Fear holds you back like a snare. Once you’re caught, pulling away only tightens the grip. Preparation prevents reaction. Prepare for future failures so you won’t end up caught in the snare of… Continue reading

Flipping the Switch that Develops Leaders

I asked Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of “The Leadership Challenge” if he was a leader. In a quiet, unassuming voice he said, “I’m a leader, follower, and a colleague.” I asked Barry when… Continue reading