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14 Quotes on the Impact of Leadership and Innovation

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Leadership and innovation work together in different ways.  Innovative methods can be used to create better leaders who understand the difference between leading and managing.  Innovation can also enable individuals to lead in their field and companies to lead the edge in their industry. Leaders use innovation to accomplish goals and bring their vision to life.

Here are 14 quotes on the impact of leadership and innovation:

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” ~Rosalynn Carter

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ~Max Lucado

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” ~John D. Rockefeller

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~Ralph Nader

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” ~Douglas MacArthur

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ~Bill Gates

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” ~Jack Welch

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~John C. Maxwell

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” ~Woodrow Wilson

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Quick Takeaway: How To Close Each Day And Prepare For The Next

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

So what’s the takeaway?

Start each day with a plan and knowing what you want to accomplish.  Stay on task to get things done and remain productive.  Stop throughout the day to assess your progress and if you need to shift gears.  Always try to focus on the items that need to be prioritized.  When the day comes to an end, be done with it.  Don’t hold it against yourself if there are a few things left on the list.  The idea is to address important things timely.  Aside from that, start fresh tomorrow with a new list.

How do you make the most of your day and get things done? Do you feel guilty when you don’t accomplish what you set out to?  Do you try to extend your day to make up for it or do you just commit to starting fresh the following day?

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5 Simple Principles of Success for Those Who Question Themselves

If you ask 100 people what the definition of success is, you’ll probably get 100 different answers.   Some definitions may be driven by what it personally means for the person while others may be what society has generally told us success is.  For the latter, success is going to a good school, having a good career and having a happy family.  And falling short of these expectations have led to many people questioning themselves and whether or not they are truly successful.

But in recent times, people have challenged this rigid definition and prioritized things like freedom, flexibility, passion, time and personal fulfillment.  As a result, the definition of success is as unique as each person.

Here are some simple principles to remember before you fall into the trap of second guessing yourself and your success:

Success is personal.  What will work for someone else may not work for you.

You define what success means for you.  With success being personal, there is no one route or definition.  You need to figure out what you’re trying to accomplish, develop your milestones and assess yourself accordingly once you reach them.

Success is about the journey. Once you being your journey and start making progress toward a worthwhile goal, you’re already more successful than you were when you started.  So enjoy the small steps, each day and give yourself rewards along the way.

Success comes when you’re good at something. If you’re leveraging your passion about something and you’re committed to it, success will come. Continue to make progress so that you’re better at it than anyone else and watch what happens.

Happiness leads to greater success.  Many assume success brings happiness but that isn’t always the case.  On the other hand, happiness in what you’re doing and your journey will give you the drive to stay the course on those tough days and achieve greater success.

Have you felt pressure with how you define your own success?  What are the important factors of success for you?

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