Motivate your mind

Many great business leaders have inspired us through their quotes – we’ve picked out some of the most poignant ones and added a little context for your business. See what resonates with you and take action.

 

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker

Is your business guilty of continuing to do something because it’s always been done that way, or gathering data that is no longer used? Don’t waste your time.


 

“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” W. Edwards Deming

Data removes any doubt, so make sure you collect what is relevant.


 

“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.” Benjamin Franklin

Spending time on your own development as a business leader is just as important as developing your team. You too need fresh ideas and stimulation to carry the business forward.


 

“The missing 98% for success is the execution.” Tom Peters

A plan gives you direction and you need to implement it like hell to get to where you strive to be. That means doing it and no deviations.


 

“People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” Jim Collins

If you are in doubt about recruiting the person in front of you, then don’t. Your business is only as good as the people in it.


 

“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.” Robert Bosch

This can be followed by another saying referencing peanuts and monkeys. You get what you pay for, so realise some positions need the extra expenditure to get what you need.


 

“The only doors that open are the ones you knock on.” Scott Marquart

You find your own opportunities in this world, and they don’t often come to you while you are sitting behind your desk. Get out and meet your clients personally, attend functions and events to meet others and see where conversations take you. New opportunities are all around; you just have to see them.

Serious about your success?