John Maxwell

Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

  • The position does not make you a leader! 
  • Everything rises and falls on leadership.
  • Leadership is influence.
  • If you increase your influence you increase your leadership.
  • Leadership and influence are the same.
  • People don like to follow people because they have to!
  • People do what people see!
  • Too many leaders are like travel agents telling people to go where they have never been themselves!
  • Law of Magnetism=We attract people who are like we are, not what we want!
  • The more you grow, the easier it becomes to lead!
  • Leaders create momentum!
  • Momentum is a problem solver!
  • Leaders grow their organizations by growing their people.
  • As your people  increase their capacity, the capacity of organization grows.
  • Successful people have always positioned themselves well, put themselves in the positions where their strengths are.
  • Successful leaders position other leaders well.
  • If you are out of position you will never reach your full potential!

Mack Brown Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns, 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year

  • You have to have great players to have great teams.
  • You have to win or you can’t continue to do what you do. This is true no matter what it is that you do.
  • We don’t want their best days to be while they are with us. We want their best days to be ahead of them after they leave us.
  • You better get up and reinvent yourself everyday or you will lose your edge.
  • When it gets easy, you are about to be in trouble!
  • Your worst day can ultimately be your most positive result!

Seth Godin Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, & Best-Selling Author of 12 Books Including “Linchpin”

  • You either operate in a spam world, or build your business by permission, you build relationships with your customers and earn their trust.
  • Future does not care if you believe in it or not, because it is coming!
  • You need to have irreplaceable people to make something extraordinary!
  • Organizations that embrace trust will be successful.
  • Are you going to race to top or race to bottom?
  • Ask yourself the question: Will they miss you if you are not there?

Dave Ramsey Personal money-management expert, national radio personality, and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover

  • As a leader you have the responsibility to serve those you lead!
  • Loyalty breeds loyalty. Be loyal to your people.
  • As a leader you need to be intentional about the culture you cultivate in your organization.
  • Building a successful business is a crock pot process.
  • Debt increase risk and this will maximize the impact of your mistakes.
  • When you play for something bigger than you, you will fight harder, work harder, and achieve more.
  • You better know what your why is and your team better know what your why is.

Suzy Welch Best-selling author, television commentator, and noted business journalist

  • We get stuck on journey of who we used to be on the way to who we want to become!
  • When making decisions think about consequences in terms of how it will impact things in 10 minutes, 10 months, 10 years.
  • 10-10-10 works so well because it connects your decisions to your values!
  • Your values define how you want to live, the legacy you want to leave and the character and lifestyle you want to live.
  • What would make you cry at your 70th birthday party with regret?
  • What do you want people to say about you and your character when you are not when you are in the room?

Alison Levine Team Captain, 1st American Women’s Everest Expedition and adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy

  • Sometimes you have to go completely backwards in order to get where you ultimately want to be!
  • Fear is OK, it is a normal human emotion! It is complacency that will kill you!
  • Change is inevitable!
  • Storms are always temporary! Nothing last for ever. Remember to keep your bearings knowing the clouds are going to clear up.
  • Focus more executing and less on planning.
  • You have to be able to make very tough decisions when the conditions are very difficult  around you!
  • Getting to the Summit doesn’t change your life! It is much more about the lessons that your learned along the way!
  • You don’t always have to have total clarity to put one step in front of the other. 
  • Sometimes it is much more difficult to turn around and go backwards than to continue on, but sometimes that is the best decision!

Erin Gruwell
Founder & President of Freedom Writers Foundation

  • Am I am willing to stand up for something?
  • Anne Frank provided these kids an opportunity to rewrite the endings to their stories.
  • Today I am here as just and ordinary person who had an extraordinary experience with 150 kids. Our job now is that we go out and pay it forward to every student in every community in this country.

Frans Johansson

Best-selling author of The Medici Effect

  • The best ideas emerge when very different perspectives meet!  At this point an idea can change the world!
  • In order to be successful you must first understand you won’t always be successful, failure is part of the journey to success. 
  • Your first step to change the world. Once you think of idea, just get started!
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