Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
If knowing yourself and being yourself were as easy to do as to talk about, there wouldn’t be nearly so many people walking around in borrowed postures, spouting secondhand ideas, trying desperately to fit in rather than to stand out.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better
– Maya Angelou
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up
– Thomas Edison
Leadership is a series of behaviours rather than a role for heroes
– Margaret Wheatley
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
– Albert Einstein
Nothing so undermines organisational change as the failure to think through the losses people face
– William Bridges
An organisation’s ability to learn, and to translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage
– Jack Welch
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself
– Harvey Ward Beecher