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Leadership Quotes to Motivate Leaders of All Kinds

Leadership-Quotes-to-Motivate-Leaders-of-All-KindsQuotes can be powerful!  Here are some quotes to help encourage and motivate leaders of all kinds.

Leadership Quotes to Motivate Leaders of All Kinds


Your problems are never bigger than your purpose. - Herman Edwards, ESPN football analyst and former NFL head coach

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell

Thank God it’s Monday. Work is a gift. - Bumper sticker

Everyone gets discouraged…The question is: Are you going to give up or get up? It’s a choice. - John C. Maxwell, author and motivational speaker

Commitment is a discipline that spreads throughout your life. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. - Edward Grinnan, Author, The Promise of Hope

Great Quotes From Progressive Leaders

great-quotes-from-progressive-leadersGreat quotes from progressive leaders can inspire and encourage anyone who works with people.  The greatest resources that any organization possesses are the people who make up the team.  Here are some quotes that may help as you encourage, inspire and motivate those who serve under your leadership.

Great Quotes From Progressive Leaders

If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are. - Jon Gordon, author and motivational speaker

Don’t ever underestimate the capacity of a human being who is determined to do something. - Edna Adan, who, at 65, built the only maternity hospital in Somaliland

Everything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. – Iyanla Vanzant, life coach and relationship expert

When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness. - Dale Archer, author and psychiatrist

Don’t ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet. - submitted by reader Elaine Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia

The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic’s terrible. - Jeff Taylor, founder of

You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and find your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury, author

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Saint Francis of Assisi

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe, tennis champion and social activist

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. - Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison, inventor

Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. - Tom Clancy, author

It’s always too early to quit. - Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. - Brad Paisley, Singer-songwriter and musician

The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. - Bill Cosby, Actor and comedian

Someday is nowhere to live your life. - Rachel Macy Stafford, author

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. - Tony Robbins, motivational speaker

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you do, then you are trying new things, changing yourself. More importantly, you’re Doing Something. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. - Neil Gaiman, novelist and screenwriter

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. - Les Brown, motivational speaker

If you wait, all that happens is you get older. - Larry McMurtry, novelist

Blessings come in disguise. And challenges can be a blessing. - Diane Lane, actress

Many a false step is made standing still. - Patti LaBelle, singer

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest. - P.D. James, mystery writer

Go at life with abandon; give it all you’ve got. And life will give all it has to you. - Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author

I am a very lucky person, and the harder I work, the luckier I seem to be. - Alan MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize-winning chemist

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. - Les Brown, motivational speaker

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. - Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England

We are to be fruitful as well as faithful. We need growth in all areas of life–there is no steady state. Our talents, money, time and resources are all God’s gift to us and should be used well. - Ken Costa, investment banker and author

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow”. – Mary Anne Radmacher, author

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett, novelist, playwright, poet

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. - Bernadette Devlin, political activist and youngest woman ever elected to Parliament

Nothing worthwhile comes without effort. - Nikki Stone, gold medalist in aerial skiing

Sometimes a setback is just a setup for a comeback. - W.J. Cameron, author

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. - T.D. Jakes, author and pastor

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and social activist

Work hard and be kind and amazing things will happen. - Conan O’Brien, TV host

The Mystery of Differences: Part 3 of 4 Understand Others

understand othersGod plants clues about others directly in our path. But understanding others requires intentionality. If you’re serious about solving the mystery of differences, you can collect those clues about others and study them. That’s what happened between Megan and Tim.

Differences between Megan and Tim

The staff meeting had not officially begun, but chatter filled the room as Megan entered, placed her file on the table, and sat down.

Maybe we can start right away and finish quickly, thought Megan. She had a lot to get done today, but the rest of the team seemed content to chat. Inwardly Megan sighed.  Her colleagues had a fantastic ministry, but Megan wondered how they did it. It seemed as if Matt, Brenda, and Tim were constantly cutting up with one another. Staff meetings, like this one, were regularly interrupted when Tim needed to take an important phone call or answer an urgent email from a congregation member. Part of Megan was irritated. Didn’t he see how much more he could get done if he worked in an orderly, systematic way? But part of Megan was envious. She wanted to have a more relaxed approach to ministry like Tim, who seemed to be able to talk to anyone about anything at any time. Continue reading

12 Famous People Quotes About Teamwork

12 Famous People Quotes About TeamworkHere are 12 famous people and their quotes about teamwork.

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”  – Benjamin Franklin

“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”  - Dwight D. Eisenhower Continue reading