Valuable Resources


“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” — David Gergen

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…..” — Proverbs, 29: 18

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

“Take the first step in faith…..” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Start by doing what’s necessary.  Then do what’s possible; and suddenly, you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi

“At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.” — Goethe

“The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” — Abraham Lincoln

“You can’t talk yourself out of a problem that you behaved your way into.” — Steven Covey, Sr.

“You can be a host to God or a hostage to your ego.” — Wayne Dwyer

“The past cannot be changed.  The future is still in your power.” — Hugh White

“Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those doing it.” — Chinese proverb

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” —  Henry Ford

“Beginning is easy.  Continuing is hard.” — Japanese proverb

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  Yet that will be the beginning.” — Louis L’Amour

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” — St. Francis of Assisi

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words but the choices we make, which are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” — Jack Welch

“It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.” — Edward Deming

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” — General Eric Shinseki; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

“Nothing in the world causes so much misery as uncertainty.” — Martin Luther

“”After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully.  After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.” — Alfred Edward Perlman

“Every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”—  Hebrews 3:4 (NIV)

“Every man owes part of his time and money to the business or industry to which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve the conditions within his sphere.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.” — Peter Drucker

 “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves” — Anonymous

“The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? — Max de Pre

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better results.” — Tony Robbins

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.” — John Maxwell

“Finding good team members is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. — Casey Stengell

“When the best leader’s work is done, the people will say, we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” — Tom Peters

“The true test of a leaders is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.” — Xenophon

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” — Dwight Eisenhower

“Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost.” — John Quincy Adams

“Leadership is all about caring, daring, and sharing! Caring for people, daring to act fearlessly, and sharing the success with all.” Sujit Lalwani

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” — C. S. Lewis

“A blind man’s world is bound by the limits of his touch; an ignorant man’s world is bound by the limits of his knowledge; a great man’s world is bound by the limits of his vision.”   — Paul Hovey

“The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.” — Thales

“Only as you do know yourself, can your brain serve you as a sharp, efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices, so you can separate them from what you see. — Bernard Baruch

“Find your passion, know your values, pray for guidance, live your dream.” — Cynthia Mills

“Your imagination is the anchor of your dreams.” — Cynthia Mills

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning…. — Louis L’Amour

“Your life is a prayer.” — Rev. Charles Spraker

“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can.” — John Wesley

“We’re all just walking each other home.” — Ram Dass

EGO: Edging God Out — Pastor David Chadwick  8/17/14

All you have to do is sit at the keys and be ready to receive” — Lionel Richie, Master Class, Own, September 2014

“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others. William Arthur Ward

“Standing still is moving backwards” — Cynthia Mills

“There is an opportunity to unleash tremendous potential in organizations, marrying the experiential wisdom of the seasoned generations with the energy, enthusiasm, and new ways of working of the Millennial and Z generations .” — Cynthia Mills

“Do any of your wants (not needs) prevent you from living your life to the fullest?” — Cynthia Mills

“Strategic Visioning is purposefully suspending linear thought to intentionally travel outside of the comfortable known, in order to design a future, which is exponentially greater than a slow plod towards the inevitable from existing data points.” — Cynthia Mills

“Leadership is a moment by moment earned position, granted to you by others, because of their belief, trust, and evidence gathered that you have their best interests at heart.” — Cynthia Mills

“Culture is the spinal fluid of a company that, when flowing freely, reduces pain, keeps the framework lubricated, and massages the components to maximize their performance.” — Cynthia Mills

“Leaders’ stewardship is the outcome of respecting that something has been placed in your care, and trust has been freely extended, with the understanding you will honor the intention of nurturing, protecting, and maximizing the expected results.” — Cynthia Mills

“The flash moment of transformation bursts through into a living, designed future when seeking, intention, and execution collide into magical disruption.” — Cynthia Mills