1. "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. "Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every person and every situation." ~Philip Arnold
  3. "The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. " ~Lee Iacocca
  4. "If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been." ~Robert H. Schuller
  5. "Great leaders not only never throw anyone under the bus, but actively throw themselves under the bus in place of their staff." ~The Manager's Diary II: Step Up Before Your Employees Step Down
  6. "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." ~JP Morgan
  7. "The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist." ~Eric Hoffer
  8. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" ~E.M. Kelly
  10. "Most of the time your staff simply has no idea why you do what you do. You need to tell them!" ~from The Manager's Diary: Thinking Outside the Cubicle
  11. "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." - Seneca
  12. "The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on."— Walter Lippmann
  13. "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." — Max DePree
  14. "No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is." ~Irvin Himmel
  15. "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." ~Bill Gates

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