Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire

Monday Quotes – From Women Who Inspire

Some words from women who inspire to help start your week.

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is  is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. – Rosalynn Carter

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. – Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person. – Mary D. Poole

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing. – Indira Gandhi

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. – Helen Keller.

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it – Erma Bombeck.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart.

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. – Oprah.

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. – Sonia Choquette.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou.

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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Leadership quotes

Leadership quotes

Leadership Quotes – here some great quotes on leadership.

  • “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E. Stevenson II
  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “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
  • “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.” Groucho Marx
  • “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
  • “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell
  • “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more emailwendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com, find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.  

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When Mistakes Happen -Quotes

When Mistakes Happen -Quotes

Mistakes Happen – Time To Move On

When mistakes happen –

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what

when mistakes happen

direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it.  Ralph Marston

You can’t keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once, and move on. Dan Castellaneta

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.  Dave Pelzer

No matter what it is, pick yourself up and go on to the next project.  Shelley Duvall

As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.  Henry Kravis

Everyone has egos, and you want to come out on top. You have to pick yourself up and go at it again. Caprice Bourret

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. Pat Riley

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.  Hermann Hesse

Stand up and walk out of your history. Phil McGraw

I gather strength from life’s storms. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

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Quotes on Servant Leadership

Quotes on Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a timeless concept but the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in “The Servant as Leader.” This was an essay that he first published in 1970. In it he said:

“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.”

Here are some other quotes on servant leadership

Good leaders must first become good servants. Robert Greenleaf

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

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader. John C. Maxwell

Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly. M. Scott Peck

Whatever our career may be, true leadership means to receive power from God and to use it under Gods rule to serve people in Gods way. Leighton Ford

We are here to add what we can to, not get what we can from life. Sir William Osler

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

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 De Pree

A Godly Leader finds strength by realizing his weakness, finds authority by being under authority, finds direction by laying down his own plans, finds vision by seeing the needs of others, finds credibility by being an example, finds loyalty by expressing compassion, finds honor by being faithful, finds greatness by being a servant. Roy Lessin

We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead. Anon

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.   Marian Anderson

Thanks to  John Sachem, Yahoo! Contributor Network

The Value of Goals

The Value of Goals

Quotes – Leadership Success – The Value of Goals

The Value of Goals – quotes from the famous to show you why they are key to success.

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. Viktor Frankl

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up some place else. Anon

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. Victor Cousins

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry Thoreau

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them. Denis Waitley

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. Robert H. Schuller

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. Robert Allen

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. Norman Vincent Peale

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

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Warren Bennis on Leadership

Warren Bennis on Leadership

 

  1. Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing
  2. Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
  3. Our quality of life depends on the quality of our leaders
  4. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts, and energies–in order to make your vision manifest
  5. No matter how collaborative our organizations someone still needs to choreograph the players
  6. The upheaval of the last few years has left us with no place to hide. We need anchors and guides
  7. The very best leaders serve….They inspire and restore our hope
  8. Good leaders engage the world. Bad leaders entrap it, or try
  9. Reagan proved that leadership is, to an extraordinary degree, a performance art
  10. True understanding derives from engagement and from full deployment of ourselves

Warren Bennis – “On Becoming A Leader!

Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level.Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Coming shortly – the WiseWolf Career and Personal Development Network – if you would like to know more email wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com

 

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