Success“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
TrustOrganizations are no longer built on force, but on trust.
– Peter Drucker
The first job of a leader – at work or at home – is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.
Above all, success in business requires two things: a winning competitive strategy, and superb organizational execution. Distrust s the enemy of both. I submit that while high trust won’t necessarily rescue a poor strategy, low trust will almost always derail a good one.
Trust is equal parts Character and Competence.
We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.
– Stephen M.R. Covey, The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
Sustainability | Social Responsibility | B-Corps
– Emile Durkheim
“Capitalism has reached a point where it cannot evolve meaningfully without solving broader, social problems.”
– Michael Porter
“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”
–Confucius (551-479); philosopher
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
– Peter Drucker
— Ronald Reagan
“The leader…is rarely the brightest person in the group. Rather they have extraordinary taste, which makes them more curators than creators. They are appreciators of talent and nurturers of talent and they have the ability to recognize valuable ideas.”
High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
– George Orwell
To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!
Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head–feeling and thought–meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar.
In the new workplace, with its emphasis on flexibility, teams and a strong customer orientation, this crucial set of emotional competencies is becoming increasingly essential for excellence in every job in every part of the world,
Life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from the richness of life itself.
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence
– Mark Twain
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
-John F. Kennedy (1917-1963); 35th US President
-Roy Disney (born 1930)
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”-Leo Buscaglia—————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Giving | Serving Others
|Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”
“When you know better you do better.”
― Maya Angelou
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
― David O. McKay
― Sydney J. Harris
“Education isn’t for getting a job. It’s about developing yourself as a human being.”
― Liz Berry, The China Garden