An organizational chiropractor, intentional leader, world-changing mind molder
A society that scorns excellence in plumbing because it's a humble occupation and promotes shoddy philosophy because it's exalted, has neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither pipes nor theories will hold water. Taken from: John Gardner
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. Taken from: Illustrations Unlimited by James S. Hewett
God did not raise me up to lead the liquidation of an empire.I promise blood, sweat, toil and tears but we will never give in. Taken from: Winston Churchill
What do we mean when we use the word leadership? If were asked to define it in one single word, the word would be influence. The late President Harry Truman often referred to leaders as people who can get others do to what they don't want to do - and make then like doing it. Taken from: Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
“Seven Steps to Success
1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don't wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.”
Taken from: John C. Maxwell
“Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.”
Taken from: John C. Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success: You Can Get There from Here
I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there are those who suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend of all
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ” Taken from: George Washington Carver
...so we need a solid foundation for our lives - an unchanging system of beliefs, goals, and moral values that will keep us stable and secure, even in the midst of life's storms. No matter our age, nothing prepares us for the future like a solid moral and spiritual foundation based on God's will for our lives. Taken from: Billy Graham, Nearing Home
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Taken from: Theodore Roosevelt (John Maxwell's "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership)
Addiction is anything that you cannot lay down by an act of your will. It does not matter what it is. It might be pornography; it might be drugs; it might be an ungodly soul tie; it might be anything. That which controls you and rules you is your master. The Father is not your master. The Lord is not your master. It has become your Lord. Something in the physical creation is your Lord. The core issue of any addiction or addiction tendency is rooted in a person’s inability to believe they are loved by God. Taken from: Henry Wright, Addictions
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are. Taken from: Max DePree, Leadership Is an Art
Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be. Effective leaders allow great people to do the work they were born to do. Taken from: Warren Bennis, Organizing Genius
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply Taken from: Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
if your attitude is that only smarter people have something to teach you, your learning opportunities will be very limited. But if you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited Taken from: How Will You Measure Your Life by Clay Christensen
it’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time…You’ve got to define for yourself what you stand for and draw the line in a safe place Taken from: How Will You Measure Your Life by Clay Christensen