A Few Words To Live By
Below are quotes and inspirational sayings.
The five most important words: "I have confidence in you."
The four most important words: "What is your opinion?"
The three most important words: "If you please."
The two most important words: "Thank you."
The most important word: "We."
The least important word: "I."
Trust your subordinates. You can't expect them to go all out for you if they think you don't believe in them.
Develop a vision. People want to follow someone who knows where he or she is going.
Keep your cool. The best leaders show their mettle under fire.
Encourage risk. Nothing demoralizes the troops like knowing that the slightest failure could jeopardize their entire career.
Be an expert. From the boardroom to mailroom, everyone had better understand that you know what you're talking about.
Invite dissent. Your people aren't giving you their best if they are afraid to speak up.
Simplify. You need to see the big picture in order to set a course, communicate it, and maintain it.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Anonymous
The two great laws of life are growth and decay. When things stop growing, they begin to die. This is true of men. ~Charles Gow
We have a God who delights in impossibilities. ~Andrew Murray
Guard your tongue. Say less than you think.
Make promises sparingly. Keep them faithfully.
Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind word.
Be interested in others, their pursuits, work, families.
Be cheerful. Don't dwell on minor aches and disappointments.
Keep an open mind. Discuss but don't argue. Disagree without being disagreeable.
Discourage gossip. It's destructive.
Be careful of others' feelings.
Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you. Live so that nobody will believe them.
Don't be anxious about getting credit. Just do your best and be patient.