Ten Quotes to Inspire Business Leaders

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Looking for inspiration? Look no further.

Here are 10 quotes that were compiled by Dave Kerpen, co-founder of social media marketing firm Likeable Media and co-author of “Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver.”

The quotes offer succinct business insights that anyone could benefit from, so without further adieu or explanation, here they are:

Bill Gates: “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Albert Einstein: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

John F. Kennedy: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

Navy SEAL team saying: “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.”

Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Poet John Greenleaf Whittier: “As a … businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”

Ernest Hemingway: “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

Author Barbara Greene: “If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.”

Oprah Winfrey: “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”

Adapted from Ten Quotes That Will Inspire Your Inner Leader by Dennis McCafferty at Baseline Magazine. Follow Baseline Magazine on Twitter.

Paul Shread is editor in chief of the IT Business Edge technology network.

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