Quotes to Consider

We've run across some great quotations. Some are inspiring. Some are humorous. Some are simply food for thought. Do you have a favorite quote to add to our list? Contact Us with your favorites.

  • It is more important to know where you're going than to get there fast.

    — Dale Carnegie

  • Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you are cheese.

    — Billie Burke

  • Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours.

    — Richard Bach

  • The only happy people I know are the ones who are working well at something they consider important

    — Abraham Maslow

  • Virtually every problem that would show up in your business can be traced back to communications; somebody didn't talk to somebody about something.

    — David Allen

  • Small things done consistently in strategic places create major impact.

    — David Allen

  • Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

    — Abigail Adams

  • If what we know about our processes cannot be expressed in numbers, we don't know much about them. If we don't know much about them, we can't control them. If we can't control them, we can't compete.

    — excerpted from Motorola Co's. Quality Policy

  • The two most important forms of intelligence are the ability to read other people and the ability to understand oneself.

    — Bruce Pandolfini, Master Chess Teacher

  • Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you'll forever be in the control of the things you can't give up.

    — Andy Law, St. Lukes Ad Agency

  • A company finds its destiny by answering three questions: 'Who are we?,' 'What do we stand for?,' and 'How do we serve?,'

    — Tom Chappell, CEO, Tom's of Maine

  • When people feel phenomenally valued and respected, their creative passion and energy can erupt all over. That energy is infectious.

    — Charlie Kouns, Play

  • Leadership depends on influence rather than position, title, or power.

    — Robert Cooper

  • A leader is someone who has more faith in us than we have in ourselves.

    — Meg Wheatley

  • Creativity is not a solitary occurance. It's very much a collaborative effort.

    — Andy Stefanovich, founder, Play

  • Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

    — John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • You can't sit in a boring meeting, in a boring conference room and expect to generate much beyond boring ideas.

    — Andy Stefanovich, founder, Play

  • If you show that you truly pay attention to ideas - even the small, seemingly insignificant ones - then you'll create an environment in which people feel comfortable generating and offering them.

    — Rolf Smith, Virtual Thinking Expedition Co.

  • Ideas can come from anyhere at anytime. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.

    — Rolf Smith, Virtual Thinking Expedition Co.

  • Better to shoot yourself in the foot than have a competitor shoot you in the head.

    — Peter Dames, Toyota

  • Change is the norm; unless an organization sees that its task is to lead change, that organization will not survive.

    — Peter Drucker

  • If you want real, significant, sustainable change, you need talented, committed local line leaders. If the line manager is not innovating, then innovation is not going to occur.

    — Peter Senge

  • The simplest definition of the word 'Leadership' is, 'the ability to produce change.' - 'We used to operate that way; now we operate this way.

    — Peter Senge

  • You have to keep operating outside of this organization's comfort zone.

    — Thor Ibsen, Ford Motor Company

  • Do what you love and the money will follow.

    — Marsha Sinetar