Inspirational Infusion Archive

#115
Oct 2018

Connect people with passion — get performance and productivity.

Deborah Darlington

#114
Sep 2018

Great vision without great people is irrelevant.

Jim Collins

#113
Aug 2018

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

Clayton Christensen

#112
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

#111
June 2018

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Robert Greenleaf

#110
May 2018

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

Simon Sinek

#109
Apr 2018

Happy anniversary! YOU rock!

Deborah Darlington

#108
Mar 2018

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

Deborah Darlington

#107
Feb 2018

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

#106
Jan 2018

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

Abraham Lincoln

#105
Dec 2017

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

Thomas Edison

#104
Nov 2017

The key to success today is influence, not authority.

Ken Blanchard

#103
Oct 2017

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

George Eliot

#102
Sep 2017

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

Stephen Covey

#101
Aug 2017

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

Ralph Nader

#100
July 2017

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

C.S. Lewis

#99
June 2017

The future depends on what you do today.

Gandhi

#98
May 2017

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

Chinese Proverb

#97
Apr 2017

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

#96
Mar 2017

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

John Updike

#95
Feb 2017

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

Babe Ruth

#94
Jan 2017

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

Marcus Aurelius

#93
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

#92
Nov 2016

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

Theodore Roosevelt

#91
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

#90
Sep 2016

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

Simon Sinek

#89
Aug 2016

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

Richard Rohr

#88
July 2016

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.

Octavia E. Butler

#87
June 2016

Make a customer, not a sale.

Katherine Barchetti

#86
May 2016

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

David Weinberger

#85
Apr 2016

Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.

Robert McNamara

#84
Mar 2016

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

Jeff Immelt

#83
Feb 2016

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

Deborah Darlington

#82
Jan 2016

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

William James

#81
Dec 2015

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

Marty Rubin

#80
Nov 2015

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

#79
Oct 2015

Be the chief but never the lord.

Lao Tzu

#78
Sep 2015

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

Anaïs Nin

#77
Aug 2015

… business can and must be a messenger of peace.

Ban Ki-moon

#76
July 2015

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

Peter Drucker

#75
June 2015

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

Dale Carnegie

#74
May 2015

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

Miguel Angel Ruiz

#73
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

#72
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

#71
Feb 2015

Strategy is about making choices.

Michael Porter

#70
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

#69
Dec 2014

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

Carl Rogers

#68
Nov 2014

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

Anonymous

#67
Oct 2014

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

Anonymous

#66
Sep 2014

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

Jamaes M. Barrie

#65
Aug 2014

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

Stephen Covey

#63
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

#62
May 2014

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

Stephen Covey

#61
Apr 2014

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

Paul Wellstone

#60
Mar 2014

Connection leads to commitment rather than compliance.

Deborah Darlington

#59
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

#58
Jan 2014

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

#57
Dec 2013

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

Angie Stone

#56
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

#55
Oct 2013

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

Harvey S. Firestone

#54
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

#53
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

#52
July 2013

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

Zig Ziglar

#51
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

#50
May 2013

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

John Dewey

#49
Apr 2013

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

#48
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

#47
Feb 2013

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

Margaret Millar

#46
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

#45
Dec 2012

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

Cicero

#44
Nov 2012

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

Blaine Lee

#43
Oct 2012

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

#42
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

#41
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

#40
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

#39
June 2012

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

Martina Horner

#38
May 2012

Performance is your reality.

Harold S. Geneen

#37
Apr 2012

Education is the mother of leadership.

Wendell L. Willkie

#36
Mar 2012

All limitations are self imposed.

Ernest Holmes

#35
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

#34
Jan 2012

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

Aristotle

#33
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

#32
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

#31
Oct 2011

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

Benjamin Franklin

#30
Sep 2011

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

Sandra Sharpe

#29
Aug 2011

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Goethe

#28
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

#27
June 2011

Heart, Instinct, Principles

Blaise Pascal

#26
May 2011

The place you are in needs you today.

Katherine Logan

#25
Apr 2011

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg

#24
Mar 2011

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

Denis Waitley

#23
Feb 2011

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

Thomas Carlyle

#22
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

#21
Dec 2010

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

Josie Bissett

#20
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

#19
Oct 2010

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

Bill Veeck

#18
Sep 2010

Innovation is simply group intelligence having fun.

Michael Nolan

#17
Aug 2010

What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.

Plato

#16
July 2010

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

Jami Benard

#15
June 2010

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

Charles Darwin

#14
May 2010

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

J.G. Holland

#13
Apr 2010

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

Helen Keller

#12
Mar 2010

People who never get carried away should be.

Malcolm Forbes

#11
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

#10
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

#9
Dec 2009

What you wish to experience, provide for another.

Dalai Lama

#8
Nov 2009

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

Jesse Jackson

#7
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

#6
Sep 2009

Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

#5
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

#4
July 2009

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

Henry Ward Beecher

#3
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

#2
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

#1
Apr 2009

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

Emily Dickinson