Real leaders

Only the mediocre die always at their best. Real leaders are always improving, and raising their bar on how superbly they can perform and how quickly they can move.
-Jean Giraudoux

Breaking fear

You need to actually move closer to the place you most fear instead of pulling back from it. The fear you move through when you go to the edge of your limits actually causes your limits to expand.
-Character Ty Boyd in The Leader Who Had No Title

Business Entertainers

No matter what we do in business, we all need to be entertainers inspiring our customers to love doing business with us. Anyone in business is in show business, as far as I’m concerned, and when we go to work, we’re onstage. We need to perform and dazzle the audience. No one cares if you’re having a bad day. They just want to get the show that they’ve paid to see.
-Character Ty Boyd in The Leader Who Had No Title

I will persist

I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, walk, and to sleep with the sheep. I will persist until I succeed.
-Og Mandino

Criticism

And if you stumble a bit along the way, well, that’s all part of the game. You learn to walk by falling. You learn to lead by trying. But every misstep brings you closer to the perfect step. And if people don’t quite understand what you’re up to, why let them bring you down? Great people construct monuments with the stones their critics throw at them, you know. And critics generally criticize you only because, at some level, they care.
-Character Tommy Flinn from The Leader Who Had No Title

‘Lucky breaks’ …

‘Lucky breaks’ are nothing more than unexpected rewards for intelligent choices we’ve chosen to make. Success doesn’t just happen because someone’s stars line up. Success, both in business and personally, is something that’s consciously created. It’s the guaranteed result of a deliberate series of acts that anyone can perform.
-Character Anna in The Leader Who Had No Title