Inspirational Quotes: Live Optimism & Resilience not Pessimism | #LeadMorale
by Kate Nasser | 2 Comments »
The social media sphere flows with inspirational quotes yet some people in the business world still think these are fluff. They aren’t. Inspirational quotes can be a daily part of leading morale along with engaging employees, showing them how they matter, and always communicating with respect. Here are several inspirational quotes to get you thinking. Then ask your employees for their favorites.
Inspirational Quotes: Key Part of Leading Well
I put out a call on Twitter for people’s favorite inspirational quotes. Here are many to inspire you and your teams as you lead morale! Even if you’ve never seen yourself as an inspirational leader, you can inspire others through these resources.
“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and this something must be attained.” ~Marie Curie (Submitted by Hoda Kamel) Thanks Hoda!
“Failure with reflective action is a stepping stone to success.” ~Carol Varsalona (Submitted by Carol Varsalona) Thanks Carol!
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”- Sheryl Sandberg (Submitted by Executive Coach, Terri Klass) Thanks Terri!
“Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work.” ~Elena Bonner (Submitted by Sybil Stershic) Thanks Sybil!
“Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” ~Frances Hesselbein (Submitted by Sybil Stershic) Thanks Sybil!
More Quotes to Inspire
“Good managers are expected. Great managers are respected.” ~Liz Weber (Submitted by Liz Weber, CMC) Thanks Liz!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt (Submitted by Joy Guthrie) Thanks Joy!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou (Submitted by Mari Alonso) Thanks Mari!
Be confident in your knowledge and humble in delivering it. ~ Kate Nasser
You can use inspirational quotes daily to uplift those you lead. Best to ask them to offer their favorites, too. Post one each day in a morning message and use some in meetings to make the most of the gathering. However, never use inspirational quotes to preach to others.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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Kate! Inspirational quotes are fertilizer, like an industrial gardener, a good manager can use them to strengthen the roots and to expanding the shoots of his organization tree to bring the sweet fruit of Profit. As per your wish, here is my chosen quote “Good managers are expected. Great managers are respected.” ~Liz
Your poetic response rings true to me. I love that you focus on inspiration as an actionable item that managers “can use to strengthen the roots and to expand the shoots of org to bring to sweet fruit of profit.”
Thanks for your inspiration here!