On this page you will find a growing collection of quotations and links to articles we have found interesting or helpful.

Quotations

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
Lao Tzu

“Don’t tell me what you invented. Tell me about who you changed”
Seth Godin

“My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.”
Peter Drucker

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”
Billy Wilder

“The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”
Ashley Hodgeson

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
Michael Jordan

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

“Our only security is our ability to change”
John Lilly

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
Audrey Hepburn

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress”
Charles Kettering

“Be real and unashamed. Even of your faults.”
Amy Bloom

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic”
Peter Drucker

“Self-delusion is the first step towards disaster”
Raghuram Rajan

“The truth is more important than the facts.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Charles Darwin

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anaïs Nin

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
Stephen Hawking

“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”
Richard Branson

“Change before you have to”
Jack Welch

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Michelangelo

“Employees want to know, ‘am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel?’ people really need to feel wanted.”
Richard Branson

“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!”
Peter Senge

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
Paulo Coelho

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
Mario Andretti

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”
Niccolo Machiavelli

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
Benjamin Franklin

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
Susan Cain

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Albert Einstein

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
C.S.Lewis

“It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
Frank Zappa

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Commitment is what turns a promise into reality.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Failure is not falling down. Failure is falling down and not getting up again to continue life’s race.”
Richard Nixon

Links

“Understanding Critical Path” by Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/11/understanding-critical-path.html

“17 things the boss should never say” by Dave Kerpen
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131007134515-15077789-17-things-the-boss-should-never-say

“How I hire” by Jack Welch
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130923225948-86541065-how-i-hire-the-must-haves-the-definitely-should-haves-and-the-game-changer?trk=eml-mktg-inf-m-hih-0924-p2

“The GIGO Buffer” by Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/09/the-gigo-buffer.html

“Leadership Skill #1: Build Trust With Anyone” by Steve Tappin
https://www.linkedin.com/influencers/20130813082131-13518874-leadership-skill-1-build-trust-with-anyone?trk=vsrp_people_res_infl_post

“Choosing to be formidable” by Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/08/choosing-to-be-formidable.html

“Why do some innovations flourish while others flounder?” Summary of New Yorker article by Gretchen Gavett
http://blogs.hbr.org/shortlist/2013/07/to-make-innovation-stick-try-t.html

“5 ways to create a winning culture” by Brent Gleeson
http://www.inc.com/brent-gleeson/creating-a-winning-culture.html?goback=%2Egde_136507_member_248801555

How To Confront Those Who Don’t Honor Their Commitments by Fred Kofman

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130603114046-36052017-how-to-confront-those-who-don-t-honor-their-commitments

Polishing perfect by Seth Godin

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/06/polishing-perfect.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fsethsmainblog+%28Seth%27s+Blog%29

Learning by analogy by Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/05/learning-by-analogy.html

Participation for Introverts by Hinton & Co
http://hintonbarn.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/participation-for-introverts/

The River Guide and the Rapids by Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/05/the-river-guide-and-the-rapids.html

What is Transformational Leadership?

The Importance of Organisational Alignment by Torben Rick http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/strategy/the-importance-of-organizational-alignment/?goback=%2Egde_136507_member_235287298

Got a Meeting? Take a walk! TED talk by Nilofer Merchant

Why Isn’t ‘Servant Leadership’ More Prevalent? by James Heskett
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/7207.html?wknews=05012013