Quotes

Bill Lazier: "You can go at life as a series of transactions, or you can go at life building relationships. Transactions can give you success, but only relationships make for a great life."

Jim Collins: "How do you know if you have a great relationship?"
Bill Lazier: "If you were to ask each person in the relationship who benefits more from the relationship, both would answer, "'I do.'"

Jim Collins and Bill Lazier, BE 2.0

"Most problems are potential improvements screaming at you...The more painful the problem, the louder it is screaming."

Ray Dalio in Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, An Everyone Culture

“Leadership is not defined by the exercise of power but by the capacity to increase the sense of power among those led.”

Mary Parker Follett in Gary Hamel and Michele Zaniini, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

“Our world is long on noise and short on meaningful connections and positive leadership.”

Seth Godin, The Practice

“It is better to follow your own path, however imperfectly, than to follow someone else’s perfectly.”

Bhagavad-Gita in Seth Godin’s The Practice

“Process saves us from the poverty of our intentions.”

Elizabeth King in Seth Godin’s The Practice

“Most successful professionals are invested in the status quo that brought them to prominence…when times change, new opportunities arise.”

Dorie Clark, Stand Out

“In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognize the opportunity.”

John F. Kennedy

“Invest in the lifetime value of a customer, building new things for your customers instead of racing around trying to find new customers for your things.”

Seth Godin, This is Marketing

“The professional cannot allow the actions of others to define his reality. Tomorrow morning the critic will be gone, but the writer will still be there facing the blank page.”

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

“Finally, most of us are consumed by the urgent. Eyes down, we scurry along the furrows of ritual and routine. There’s a world of wonder around us, but we frequently mistake the edge of our rut for the horizon.”

Gary Hamel and Michele Zaniini, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

“Positions and titles mean absolutely nothing. They’re just adornments; they don’t represent the substance of anybody. Every person and every job is worth as much as any other person and any other job.”

Herb Kelleher in Gary Hamel and Michele Zaniini, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

“Who do you think of when you hear the word ‘successful’?”

“I don’t picture anybody. I picture the word ‘redefine.’ The word ‘successful’ or ‘success’ has been such a dangerous word in my research. My answer is: Be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building.”

Brené Brown in Tim Ferriss’s, Tools of Titans

“I decided at that point that I would never do something unless it contributed to people’s development.”

Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson

“Oz is the Yellow Brick Road.”

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