President's Day Inspiration
Great Quotes from Great Leaders
Enjoy some reflection time this Presidents Day by watching the 3 minute movie, Great Quotes from Great Leaders. It is filled with timeless wisdom from world famous leaders from all walks of life that will encourage and inspire you!
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
~ Nelson Mandela ~
Designate President's Day as a Day of Reflection, a Day of Leadership Development & A Day of Team Building!
Looking for innovative ways to inspire your team without investing in a major team building initiative? President's Day is the perfect day to incorporate reflection, leadership exercises, and inspirational activities into the workday’s normal routine. If you are among the lucky ones who actually get this national holiday off, consider choosing another day to achieve the same results. Model your next “Great Leaders Day” after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year the college president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells.
Deliver a Presidential Golden Dollar with an inspirational quote to all your employees
Develop spontaneous thinking skills by creating 5-10 minute team creative thinking breaks. Consider investing in an Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous problem solving book
Bring in an inspirational speaker.
Pass around a “Yes We Can” can with all proceeds benefiting a local charity.
Ask all employees to bring in canned goods to donate to your local food pantry. Now surprise them and ask each department to take the collected cans and collectively and collaboratively arrange them in a way to denote something special or unique about your company. Take pictures and post on the company website. Now donate the cans.
Provide all employees or at least the members of your leadership team with copies of Great Quotes from Great Leaders.
This extraordinary book will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for many years to come. It is a beautiful coffee table edition with 160 pages, 75 wonderful photographs and over 400 great quotations from leaders in all walks of life. Some of the leaders include: Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr.,Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, George S. Patton, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Ray Kroc, and many more.
A few quotes from the book:
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. -Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. -Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa(1910 – 1997)
If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail. -Winston Churchill(1874 – 1965)
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. -Nelson Mandela(1918 -)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. -Vince Lombardi(1913 – 1970)
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney(1901 – 1966)
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt(1884 – 1962 )
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi(1869 – 1948)
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will eventually triumph. And there is purpose and worth to each and every life. -Ronald Reagan(1911 – 2004)
Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. -John F. Kennedy(1917 – 1963)
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -Ray Kroc(1902 – 1984)
The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 – 1968)
There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. -Booker T. Washington(1856 – 1915)
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin(1706 – 1790)
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