MISCELLANEOUS


Welcome! This list of quotes is part of the Management & Leadership Quotes series of the Bigroads.com website.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons



As soon as you admit that you made a mistake, you are automatically regaining trust.

- Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Success is not about how much time you spend doing what you love. It’s about how little time you spend doing what you hate.

- Tim Ferriss

Cure yourself of excusitis, the failure disease. Unsuccessful people suffer from it.

- David J. Schwartz

The deepest of all satisfactions is knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.

- Jim Collins

One good, uninterrupted workday away from the office will enable you to accomplish 10x more than you could in the same number of hours in your office. The feeling of getting so much done will embolden you, give you a sense of being head, in control, and will motivate you to work hard on your regular responsibilities.

- Jeffrey Fox

Use action to cure fear and gain confidence. Do what you fear and fear disappears. Just try and see.

- David J. Schwartz

In talking with people, don’t begin by discussing the things on which you differ. Begin by emphasizing—and keep on emphasizing—the things on which you agree.

- Dale Carnegie

It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold onto them 98% of the time.

- Clayton Christensen

In times of great stress and diversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and energy into something positive.

- Lee Iacocca

When you start a new job, the first thing you should think about doing is meeting with the staff and asking them what they expect of you and what their wishes, needs and desires are.

- Dale Carnegie

When you are preparing or reviewing business plans/proposals, ask what the most important assumptions are that have to prove right for the projections to work – and how you will track them.

- Clayton M. Christensen

A big smile gives you confidence. A big smile beats fear, rolls away worry, defeats despondency.

- David J. Schwartz

Setbacks are a natural part of life, and you’ve got to be careful how you respond to them.

- Lee Iacocca

Business is war without bullets.

- Phil Knight

A billionaire doesn’t need to work. Money becomes a way to keep score-a relative account of how things are going. Most people live their life to win.

- Simon Sinek

Look your best and you will think and act your best.

- David J. Schwartz

Whenever I was new to an organization, I always spent a lot of the time doing homework before I tried to take the lead.

- John Maxwell

When you argue with an idiot, there are two idiots.

- Lee Cockerell

Avoid adding technology if existing processes have serious underlying problems or are broken. The technology could make things worse.

- Michael Watkins

Compete against yourself and let others judge whether you are better than your peers. Competing against your peers will increase their resentment towards you.

- Cy Charney

Great creative work needs large, uninterrupted blocks of time.

- Tim Ferriss

People who do not have a deep down feeling of self-importance are slated for mediocrity.

- David J. Schwartz

Always ask people who are preparing business plans/proposals to compile and present a list of all key assumptions. The assumptions should be listed by importance and uncertainty.

- Clayton M. Christensen

Dress right. Look important because it helps you think important.

- David J. Schwartz

When adversity arises, you have two choices:

(1) Do nothing, let it overwhelm you, and fall victim to your circumstances.

or

(2) embrace the challenge and move toward the adversity, making it part of your success story.


- Lewis Howes


If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.

- Mark Manson

Your appearance talks to others. Make certain it says “here is an important person: intelligent, prosperous, and dependable.

- David J. Schwartz

No matter what your function in the corporation, no matter what kind of a corporation, and regardless of the product or service, you must see the job through the salesperson’s eyes.

- Jeffrey Fox

You have to take control over your life, or someone else will do it for you.

- Cy Charney

Close contact with petty individuals develops petty habits in us.

- David J. Schwartz

Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.

- Tim Ferriss

People who suffer serious adversity generally fall into three categories:

(a) Those who are permanently dispirited by the event;
(b) Those who get their life back to normal;
(c) Those who use the experience as a defining event that made them stronger.


- Jim Collins

The busier you are, the more you need quiet time.

- Harvard Business Review