Inspirational Infusion Archive

Dec 2019

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

A.A. Milne

Nov 2019

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

Oct 2019

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

Daniel Goleman

Sep 2019

Welcome Monday! A great day for people with passion who see possibility!

Deborah Darlington

Aug 2019

It's not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

July 2019

Well trained and dedicated employees are the only sustainable source of competitive strength.

Robert Reich

June 2019

A leader is one who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way.

John Maxwell

May 2019

The goal is to provide inspiring information that moves people to action.

Guy Kawasaki

Apr 2019

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

Mar 2019

A good proposal should lead to a good discussion – one where everyone benefits!

Deborah Darlington

Feb 2019

The most important trip you may take in this life is meeting people half way.

Henry Boyle

Jan 2019

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot

Dec 2018

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

Nov 2018

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

Paulo Coelho

Oct 2018

Connect people with passion — get performance and productivity.

Deborah Darlington

Sep 2018

Great vision without great people is irrelevant.

Jim Collins

Aug 2018

Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession.

Clayton Christensen

July 2018

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max DePree

June 2018

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Robert Greenleaf

May 2018

Listening is active. At its most basic level, it's about focus, paying attention.

Simon Sinek

Apr 2018

Happy anniversary! YOU rock!

Deborah Darlington

Mar 2018

Leadership is about the whole person; it's who we are not just what we do.

Deborah Darlington

Feb 2018

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

Jan 2018

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Dec 2017

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Nov 2017

The key to success today is influence, not authority.

Ken Blanchard

Oct 2017

It's never too late to be who you might have been…

George Eliot

Sep 2017

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

Stephen Covey

Aug 2017

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

July 2017

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

June 2017

The future depends on what you do today.


May 2017

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.

Chinese Proverb

Apr 2017

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Mar 2017

It is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity restlessly rules.

John Updike

Feb 2017

Yesterday’s home runs won’t win today’s games.

Babe Ruth

Jan 2017

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius

Dec 2016

Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people,” that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Peter Drucker

Nov 2016

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Theodore Roosevelt

Oct 2016

When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.

Brené Brown

Sep 2016

Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.

Simon Sinek

Aug 2016

True Wisdom requires a spiritual state to complete the “logic.”

Richard Rohr

July 2016

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.

Octavia E. Butler

June 2016

Make a customer, not a sale.

Katherine Barchetti

May 2016

Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation - literally.

David Weinberger

Apr 2016

Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.

Robert McNamara

Mar 2016

As a leader, you have to be authentic and constantly connecting with employees.

Jeff Immelt

Feb 2016

I’ve never met a business owner who said: “We need you! Our service is terrible!”

Deborah Darlington

Jan 2016

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

Dec 2015

Every line is the perfect length if you don’t measure it.

Marty Rubin

Nov 2015

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought…

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Oct 2015

Be the chief but never the lord.

Lao Tzu

Sep 2015

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anaïs Nin

Aug 2015

… business can and must be a messenger of peace.

Ban Ki-moon

July 2015

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.

Peter Drucker

June 2015

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

Dale Carnegie

May 2015

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Miguel Angel Ruiz

Apr 2015

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mar 2015

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you lived; this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feb 2015

Strategy is about making choices.

Michael Porter

Jan 2015

Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work; a company work; a society work; a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

Dec 2014

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

Carl Rogers

Nov 2014

It’s not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.


Oct 2014

Customer Service is not a department; it’s everyone’s job.


Sep 2014

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain but more humble.

Jamaes M. Barrie

Aug 2014

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

June 2014

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it's like giving them emotional oxygen.

Stephen Covey

May 2014

I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.

Stephen Covey

Apr 2014

Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.

Paul Wellstone

Mar 2014

Connection leads to commitment rather than compliance.

Deborah Darlington

Feb 2014

Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth?

Jeanne Moreau

Jan 2014

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

Dec 2013

I’m expected to do what’s right; I want to leave a legacy of positivity behind.

Angie Stone

Nov 2013

We are accountable for our decisions in our personal life so why shouldn’t we be just as accountable in our work life.

Catherine Pulsifer

Oct 2013

It is only when we develop others that we permanently succeed.

Harvey S. Firestone

Sep 2013

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.

Thomas Moore

Aug 2013

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

July 2013

Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.

Zig Ziglar

June 2013

When people feel there is a purpose and that they’re needed, there’s not much else to do except let them do the work.

Maya Angelou

May 2013

Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.

John Dewey

Apr 2013

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Mar 2013

The bottom line is down where it belongs — at the bottom. Far above it in importance are the infinite number of events that produce the profit or loss.

Paul Hawken

Feb 2013

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.

Margaret Millar

Jan 2013

This is not simply the beginning of a new chapter! This is the beginning of a whole new book. Take care with how you write it!

Deborah Darlington

Dec 2012

It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection…


Nov 2012

The great leaders are like the best conductors — they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

Blaine Lee

Oct 2012

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


Sep 2012

If I were to wish for something, I would wish not for wealth or power but for the passion of possibility, for the eye, eternally young, eternally ardent, that sees possibility everywhere.

Søren Kierkegaard

Aug 2012

What each must seek in his life … is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.

Joseph Campbell

July 2012

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

Babe Ruth

June 2012

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity.

Martina Horner

May 2012

Performance is your reality.

Harold S. Geneen

Apr 2012

Education is the mother of leadership.

Wendell L. Willkie

Mar 2012

All limitations are self imposed.

Ernest Holmes

Feb 2012

Life is not easy for any of us. But, what of that? We must have the perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

Jan 2012

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


Dec 2011

A good teacher must believe in the ideas he teaches, but he must meet another condition; He must believe in the students to whom he offers the ideas.

A Course in Miracles

Nov 2011

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

Oct 2011

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.

Benjamin Franklin

Sep 2011

What do you pack to pursue a dream and what do you leave behind?

Sandra Sharpe

Aug 2011

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.


July 2011

There are two kinds of people — those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.”

Frederick L. Collins

June 2011

Heart, Instinct, Principles

Blaise Pascal

May 2011

The place you are in needs you today.

Katherine Logan

Apr 2011

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg

Mar 2011

Don’t be a time manager. Be a priority manager.

Denis Waitley

Feb 2011

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Thomas Carlyle

Jan 2011

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

Dec 2010

Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.

Josie Bissett

Nov 2010

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

Oct 2010

Some of the best deals are the ones you don’t make.

Bill Veeck

Sep 2010

Innovation is simply group intelligence having fun.

Michael Nolan

Aug 2010

What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.


July 2010

We don’t all speak a common language, even when we seem to use the same words.

Jami Benard

June 2010

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

May 2010

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

J.G. Holland

Apr 2010

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

Mar 2010

People who never get carried away should be.

Malcolm Forbes

Feb 2010

We can't win at everybody's expense. We can only fully be satisfied when the other person's needs are fulfilled as well as our own.

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Jan 2010

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (she) has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Dec 2009

What you wish to experience, provide for another.

Dalai Lama

Nov 2009

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Jesse Jackson

Oct 2009

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

Sep 2009

Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

Aug 2009

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.

Uta Hagen

July 2009

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

June 2009

The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

May 2009

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Apr 2009

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Emily Dickinson