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Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

— William Arthur Ward (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

I have worked for countless people in my life, from both the military and civilian sectors. Some were incredible; some were incredibly horrendous. The incredible ones were true leaders who would never give themselves that moniker, while nearly every one of the dolts believed that leadership meant constantly showing who was in charge. The poor ones would also tend to let their current emotions dictate their actions. There is an interesting side benefit to leading through inspiration and cooperation: those inevitable few employees who refuse to be inspired, who will always find fault and lay blame, will find very few allies. 

—Mike Hazell

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Remain Motivated

There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.

Connery, Sean

—Sean Connery

…Ahh, motivation. One of the greatest challenges of the modern world. In the past, we didn’t need motivation—we were told what to do from early in the morning to late at night. We worked 12 hours a day at a factory, or on the farm, or in a home surrounded by constant chores. Failure to act was not an option. Today, we have the great luxury of “needing” motivation. We have unprecedented freedom to do it all…or to do nothing. I can promise you this, however: if we take the latter path and refuse to motivate ourselves with constant challenges, we will pay the price throughout our lives.

MSH

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The starting point of all achievement is desire.

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—Napoleon Hill

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The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

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—Adam Smith

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The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Epictetus

 

 

 

 

–Epictetus

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