Favorite Quotes

Here are my favorite quotations about leadership, project management, and life. I will always give credit where credit is due when known.

“You can’t calm the storm . . . so stop trying. What you do is calm yourself, the storm will pass.” ~~Timber Hawkeye (www.livelifehappy.com)

“A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but one who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.” ~~Unknown

“Management is the art of making problems so interesting that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” ~~Paul Hawken

“Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring side together.” ~~ Jesse Jackson

“The Challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” ~~Jim Rohn

“A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.” ~~ unknown

“Servant leadership is more than just an ideal, it is an action.” ~~James M. Shaffer, PMP

Fools are reactive listeners. They have “open door” policies and claim to be ever available to answer our questions and concerns. Their feel-good approach to listening rarely leads to substantive learning. . . The wise are proactive listeners that initiate the process of listening with their own questions about what needs to change and how to make things better.
Read more: http://www.bretlsimmons.com/2012-02/foolish-leadership/#ixzz1mNWm74FW

“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” ~~ Zig Ziglar

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” ~~T. Roosevelt

“Rough waters are truer tests of leadership. In calm water every ship has a good captain.” ~~Swedish proverb

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