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200 Transformational VUCA Leadership Quotes (2023)

1. “So endgames are naturally messy.


2. “Bite-Size” to “Full-Size” Learners


3. Conversation is the only game in town.


4. “Let knowledge grow from more to more.”


5. “How do you lead in the face of constant change?”


6. “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” —Unknown


7. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


8. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


9. .”Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser


10. “Ambiguity is not, today, a lack of data, but a deluge of data.”


11. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder


12. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer


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


14. “Management is doing things right, Leadership is doing right things”


15. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King, author


16. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” – Margaret Thatcher


17. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author


18. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”– John F. Kennedy


19. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy


20. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


21. “The human side of analytics is the biggest challenge to implementing big data.”


22. “Hire character. Train skill.” —Peter Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche


23. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


24. “How do we respond in a VUCA world that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon?”


25. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon, broadcasting executive


26. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier


27. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Margaret Fuller, American journalist and editor


28. “We have to take conversations more seriously. This calls for a reset of our mindset.


29. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor


30. “You are never too small to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg, environmental activist


31. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley


32. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”


33. “There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.” – Amelia Earhart


34. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political leader


35. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” —Robin Sharma, Canadian writer


36. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”


37. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker


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


39. ”The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard


40. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


41. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


42. There is no such thing as objectivity, so no one person is ever completely right or wrong.


43. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill


44. “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.” – Queen Victoria


45. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand, author


46. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”


47. Control is an illusion – accept unpredictability – this means giving up the need to be right.


48. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai, activist


49. “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln


50. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” —Toni Morrison, author


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


52. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”


53. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” —Faye Wattleton, American reproductive rights activist


54. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller, author, activist, and lecturer


55. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison, American inventor


56. “If you think you know-it-all about cybersecurity, this discipline was probably ill-explained to you.”


57. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado, author and pastor


58. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” —Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue


59. Real change arises through working with the informal processes more than through formal change management.


60. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell


61. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


62. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen R. Covey, American educator


63. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” —Mary D. Poole, author


64. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


65. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter F. Drucker, author and educator


66. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” —Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman


67. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett, investor


68. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair, British politician


69. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Muriel Strode, poet


70. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” —Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable


71. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” —Paul Polman, Dutch businessman


72. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” – Brian Tracy


73. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker


74. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” —E. Joseph Cossman, inventor and businessman


75. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” —Stanley McChrystal, retired United States Army General


76. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw


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


78. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill


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


80. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist


81. “To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka


82. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” —Angela Jiang, product manager


83. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


84. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” – George S. Patton Jr.


85. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


86. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.” —Travis Bradberry, author


87. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher


88. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator


89. It is easy to obtain confirmations, or verifications, for nearly every theory–if we look for confirmations. 2. Confirmations should…


90. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


91. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


92. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” —Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


93. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


94. “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs


95. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat


96. “To see the future” is mankind’s old wish and ambition to become more powerful and take correct decisions in present time to make future…


97. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player


98. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – Steve Jobs


99. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” —Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


100. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu


101. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist


102. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President


103. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch


104. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


105. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” —Brandon Sanderson, author


106. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader


107. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward, writer


108. “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


109. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield


110. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett, investor


111. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George Patton, general in the United States Army


112. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State


113. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist


114. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan


115. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher


116. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” —Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer


117. “In our UN-VICE world (UNknown, Volatile, Intersecting, Complex & Exponential), the lines between the present and future are becoming blurred, more liminal.”


118. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


119. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


120. “‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead.” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


121. “In VUCA world, Leadership is not just leading a team in conventional manner but it means leading a team with a Vision, Understanding, Courage and Adaptability”


122. “The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.”– Gail Sheehy


123. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” —Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankees outfielder & Hall of Fame baseball player


124. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker


125. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist


126. “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” – Indra Nooyi


127. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


128. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


129. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary


130. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” —Dolly Parton, musician


131. Accept your feelings as information but not right or wrong. It is information about what is going on for you. Can you look at these feelings in a non-judgmental way?


132. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg


133. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


134. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist


135. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President


136. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


137. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” —Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


138. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader, American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney


139. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” —Sara Blakely, founder & CEO of Spanx


140. “Make conscious choices,” Peterson said. “The way to navigate in the world we are confronting now is to reflect on what you want and find your community that will help support you.”


141. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth


142. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


143. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash


144. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


145. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors


146. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur


147. “Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi


148. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


149. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” —Jocko Willink, American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy Officer


150. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” —Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State


151. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer


152. “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, former First Lady, American writer, and activist


153. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer


154. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama, former U.S. President


155. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President


156. “The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order,” according to Alvin Toffler, an author and futurist. This is one of David Peterson’s favorite quotes, and he wants leaders and coaches to adapt.


157. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” —Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club


158. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” —Harry Truman, former U.S. President


159. “Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live.” —Kathleen Schafer, CEO of Human Being Store


160. “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


161. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” —Joanne Ciulla, author and educator


162. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” —Joanne Ciulla, American philosopher


163. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” —Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers


164. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” – Jeff Bezos


165. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet, and aristocrat


166. Emotional self-awareness. Identify and be able to name or label what you are feeling. Emotions are sensations in the body and when you go to your brain to label it then it is a feeling. So, feelings are cognitively saturated.


167. “I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.” —Rachael Chong, founder and CEO of Catchafire


168. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


169. ... A good leader understands that delays in decision or no decision could be most detrimental to the team's mission (Brodie, 2019). In military operations, it is assumed that a wrong decision will bring less damage than no decision. ...


170. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other.” —Joanna Horsnail, partner at Mayer Brown LLP


171. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” —Nelson Mandela, revolutionary, statesman, and philanthropist


172. “Go to” feeling. What is your “go to” feeling that can prime you for hard conversations? It gets you ready, like empathy, curiosity, compassion or flexibility. Use it like an athlete has key rituals to ready themselves for a performance. What is yours?


173. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


174. “I believe that the world will be increasingly turbulent in the next decade due to disruptions that will create breaks in the patterns of change, on a twisting path toward distributed everything. Distributed everything will mean disrupted everything” (p. 142).


175. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” —Tina Fey, actress, comedian, and writer


176. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


177. “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, economist and diplomat


178. “THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP TODAY IS TO BRING CLARITY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES. THE MORE UNCERTAIN THINGS ARE, THE MORE LEADERSHIP IS REQUIRED. THERE IS NO JOB DESCRIPTION FOR WHAT YOU ARE FACING, NO RULE BOOK…TODAY’S LEADERS NEED TO THRIVE IN THE FACE OF THIS UNCERTAINTY.”


179. Recharging rituals. What is your best way to recharge during these chaotic and stressful times? This imperative as your team and family will be leaning on you to be your best. You need to stay charged up so you give to others. What are you doing to maintain your charge?


180. “Over the last 20 years I’ve been focused on how coaches go from novice to good to expert,” Peterson said. “That personal journey is important to me. It’s easy to be a good coach; it’s very hard to be a great coach. How do we get better has always been a part of my work.


181. “Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and exemplary life.”


182. “Power isn’t control at all—power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” —Beth Revis, author


183. “One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution.” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


184. Self-control. Identify your triggers so you can catch them and redirect your focus. What irritates you the most? Maybe it's people rambling on, incompetence, overreacting to the situation, denying responsibility, or being unorganized. If you know what it is, you can change what it is.


185. “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, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


186. Mindset management. Turn your perceived threats into a challenge. As a leader, you can change your mindset of fear into seeing this as a challenge for you and your team. Just this change in mindset can produce more creativity and productivity. See it as an opportunity to learn and develop.


187. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life.” —Adam Grant, American psychologist and author


188. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’ Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” —Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube


189. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” —Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand


190. “You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” – Anita Roddick


191. “Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs


192. .”You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs


193. “’Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. Creating the culture of burnout is opposite to creating a culture of sustainable creativity. This is something that needs to be taught in business schools. This mentality needs to be introduced as a leadership and performance-enhancing tool.” – Arianna Huffington


194. “Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace; it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business; it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.” —Kat Cole, COO & President of FOCUS Brands


195. Managing anxiety. Much of anxiety is about a future threat. What if I get the coronavirus or someone in my family does? What if I lose my job? What if we can’t pay all our bills? Many of these anxieties can be exaggerated or catastrophized. Ask yourself: Is it true? How do you know it is true? What would be your plan if it was? Making a plan brings in more cognitive certainty than perpetual anxiety. You will feel more in control.


196. “No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts and energies – in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


197. ... El entorno empresarial es el conjunto de factores que influyen en la actividad de una compañía. Pueden tener un origen interno o externo y son de distinta naturaleza La complejidad del contexto en las organizaciones y los ambientes de incertidumbre, producto de los cambios acelerados en el mercado globalizado (Kimball, 2019) reclama el establecimiento de estrategias que permitan garantizar el desarrollo óptimo de sus potencialidades y su posicionamiento en el mercado de manera inmediata, de tal forma que, al cambiar la naturaleza de competencia, sobrevivan aquellas empresas que fueron lo suficientemente flexibles para responder a estas demandas de constante cambio en sus entornos, y que tienen la capacidad de redirigir, enfocar y explotar sus recursos de manera efectiva, apropiada y más rápida que la competencia. Por lo tanto, si se quieren dominar las demandas de cambio y los cambios implementados para que sean sostenibles, todos los miembros de la organización deben ser receptivos y tener las habilidades y la motivación necesarias para participar en el proceso de cambio, y las organizaciones deben empoderar a sus empleados para realizar cambios a nivel local. ...


198. Emotional self-awareness. Identify and be able to name or label what you are feeling. Emotions are sensations in the body and when you go to your brain to label it then it is a feeling. So, feelings are cognitively saturated.


199. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder


200. “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.” – Queen Victoria

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