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10 Inspirational Quotes for Workplace Leaders

by Tiffany Bloodworth Rivers on August 23, 2019

The work environment keeps changing up on us, and as workplace leaders - it can fee like your job is pulling you in a thousand directions. While we can't help whittle down your to-do list, we can help motivate you to tackle it! Here are some of our favorite motivational quotes to keep you moving forward. Workplace leader, you got this. 

On leadership:

“The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” -- Simon Sinek, founder & visionary and best selling author

As a workplace leader what you do day-to-day has a direct impact on people. You truly make a difference with the work that you do! Carry your influence with pride. 

On courage:

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -- Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister for the United Kingdom 

Taking risks can be scary, but it also could be just the thing you had been looking for. Having the courage to know you will make mistakes along the way among your successes in key in workplace management.

On preparation:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." -- Chinese Proverb 

Don't linger too much about mistakes or areas that you could have improved in the past, but focus on what you can do today to lay out a better tomorrow. 

On change:

"Your title, and your role, may be unique. But no mater what you are called, we'll wage that you have many, many tasks. You're doing all the basic blocking and tacking...and chances are your role is changing." -- Wide Open Workspace

As a workplace leader you're responsible for so much each day. Look at is as an opportunity to challenge yourself, as your role changes you are only increasing your experience and gaining new strengths that will serve you later on.

On fear:

"Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up more times than we fall down."  -- Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chef of Thrive Global

You're going to make mistakes, the key is to learn from them, and get up to try again. Don't allow them to hold you down or hinder your accomplishments for the future. 

On innovation:

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

Being adaptive to change is essential in our ever-evolving world of work, we must learn to be creative in our approach and consider new ways of thinking or we will never discover anything new. 

On challenges:

"Being a trailblazer often means going off the beaten path." -- Wide Open Workspace

In such an influential position, workplace leaders must be ready to take on the challenge of leading others, even when it's towards a different direction than before. 

On the future:

"The reasonable man adopts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself." -- George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of The London School of Economics

The future of the workspace is changing, quickly. It's important for facilities managers and workplace leaders to stay open to new ideas and concepts that present themselves - especially when they're designed to make your life better.

On balance:

"People should be talking about their life-balance rather than their work-life balance." -- Shane Rodgers, business leader, writer and strategist

Remember, you have to take care of your well-being and your life in order to do great work. If your schedule is out-of-control it's time to have a discussion with your superiors about working to achieve balance in your career.

On discovery 

"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." -- Albert Szent-Gyorgi, Nobel Prize Winner

Don't be afraid to look at things in a new way, even if it's not the most popular. You never know what alternative perspective could become the next big idea. 

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