Apr 302017
 

Don’t let fear keep you from achieving what you want.

  • “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”   ~ Nelson Mandela

Fear Quotes

  • “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”  ~ Yoda
  • “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe
  • “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Apr 172017
 

Motivation Quotes

Large assortment of Supply Chain, Leadership and Motivation quotes.

  • “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”  ~ Peter Drucker
  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  • “Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day. It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.”  ~ John M. Raymond
  • “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”  ~ Dr. Seuss
  • “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.  You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

stop to smell the Roses

Apr 172017
 

Get comfortable with fear and failure.

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  • “Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day. It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.” ~ John M. Raymond
  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  • “Never, never, never give up.” ~ Winston Churchill
  • “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa
Mar 012017
 

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…

  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs

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  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “I appreciate that, but maybe you’re looking out for your interests just a little bit more. I mean you shouldn’t be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain’t good enough, I mean you think that’s right? I mean maybe you’re doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something… and you’re told no, even after you paid your dues? Who’s got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!… You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that’s life.”  ~ Rocky
Dec 042016
 

Business and Supply Chain Motivation

  • “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Tony Robbins
  • “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down.” ~ Chumbawamba
  • “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman
  • “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank
Nov 232016
 

Presidential Quotes

  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”   ~ Ronald Reagan
  • “To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”   ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “He serves his party best who serves the country best.”  ~ Rutherford B. Hayes
  • “In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.” – Harry S. Truman
  • “We the people tell the government what to do, it doesn’t tell us.”   ~ Ronald Reagan
  • “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”  ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”  ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”  ~ Harry S. Truman

Supply Chain Ronald Reagan

Oct 072016
 

Supply Chain Automation Quotes

Supply Chain Automation is key in improving efficiency and productivity in an organization.  Below are a few quotes that may help get your head around this supply chain concept.

 

“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures.” ~ Tom Peters

  • If you are going to automate then there will need to be simplification.  In order to automate something you should be able to map out the manual process.  Once you map out the manual process it becomes much easier to automate.

supply chain automation

 

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, not simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein

  • How many people have had a boss tell you “I just want an ‘easy’ button.”  Supply Chain automation can greatly improve efficiency and productivity but it isn’t a cure all.  Process discipline is essential in order for supply chain automation to truly work.  Many times when people start talking about automation they think it will cure all problems and everything will have an easy button.

supply chain automation

 

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through the argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”  ~ Colin Powell

  • One of the common themes here will be simplification.  Supply chain automation is all about simplification.  Making the manual process and simple as possible so that it can be automated.

supply chain automation

 

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” ~ Michael Porter

  • Before you start on the journey of supply chain automation determine what is going to be automated and what will not b automated.  You won’t be able to automate everything.  If you determine this early it will greatly help throughout the process.

Supply Chain Automation Strategy

 

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.  it is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”  ~ Steve Jobs

supply chain automation innovation

 

Aug 252016
 

Top Business Guru Quotes

  • “The wise man once said invest young” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak. They’re filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people’s lives.” ~ Stephen Covey
  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go wherever it is you want to go.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” ~ Tony Robbins
  • “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  • “Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.” ~ Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi
  • “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Constantly criticizing, condemning and complaining is what breaks most relationships. Instead of criticizing and condemning, figure out how you can solve the problem together. Instead of focusing on blaming the other person for what they did wrong, focus on how you can avoid the problem next time.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today’s competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.” ~ Meg Whitman
  • “A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
Aug 122016
 

Strive For Excellence

Strive for Excellence in all things you do.  Although this is a football video it can be used for business or life in general.

Excellence Quotes

  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle
  • “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” ~ Sun Tzu
  • “If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone’s expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence.” ~ Hope Solo
  • “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.