Thought of the Week Archive

You may have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.— 3M Innovation Team

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 11, 2018

The entrepreneur finds a need and fills it; the innovator anticipates or creates a need and fills it.— Denis Waitley

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 4, 2018

See things as you would have them be, instead of as they are.— Robert Collier

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 27, 2018

To stay ahead, you must always have your next idea waiting in the wings.— Rosabeth Moss Kanter

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 20, 2018

Contentment is the smother of invention.— Ethel Mumford

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 13, 2018

A single idea can transform a life, a family, a company, a community, a world.— Dan Zadra

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 6, 2018

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.— Ken Hakuta

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 30, 2018

It’s better to have the philosophy to out-think your competition than outspend them.— Les Wolff

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 23, 2018

More than ever before, business today moves at the speed of ideas.— Glen Rowse

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 16, 2018

Success is often just an idea away.— Frank Tyger

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 9, 2018

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.— George Bernard Shaw

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 25, 2018

A genius is a person who aims at something no one else can see and hits it
— Ervin Glaspy 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 18, 2018

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
— John Sculley 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 11, 2018

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our lives.
— Daniel J. Boorstin 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 4, 2018

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
— Albert Einstein 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 28, 2018

If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
— Alice Walker 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 21, 2018

Our imagination flies. We are its shadow on the earth.
— Vladimir Nabokov 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 14, 2018

Just think of something that would be wonderful if it were only possible – and then set out to make it possible.
— Armand Hammer 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 7, 2018

To be human is to be creative. You don’t have to go outside yourself to find creativity – you already have it. It lives in your heart and mind in every moment of every day.
— Sandra Magasandra 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 31, 2018

The common gift of humanity is that we are all hard-wired to solve problems by creating new solutions.
— John P. Kotter 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 24, 2018

Imagination is the secret reservoir of the riches of the human race.
— Maude Frandsen 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 17, 2018

Imagination and innovation are in our DNA.
— Bill Meyer 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 10, 2018

The future is made in the present. What will you do today that will matter tomorrow?
— Ralph Marston 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 3, 2018

Your brain is not a museum for the past, or a lumber room for the present; it is a laboratory for the future.
— John Frederick Fuller 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 26, 2018

The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
— Goethe 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 19, 2018

Light tomorrow with today.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 12, 2018

Start with the end in mind. Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. We aren’t stuck with the present.
— David Schwartz 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 5, 2018

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen.
— Robert Bresson 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 29, 2018

Believe in your ability to visualize and create the future. That’s what leaders do. That is our job
— Mark Miller 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 22, 2018

Business is an instinctive exercise in foresight.
— Henry Luce 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 15, 2018

It is our ability to invent the future that gives us hope and makes us what we are.
— Dennis Gabor 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 8, 2018

The future is not some place we are going to, but a place we are creating. The paths to it are not found, they are made.
— Jane Garvey 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 1, 2018

For the first time in all time, a living creature understands its origin and can undertake to design its future.
— Robert Sinsheimer 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 24, 2018

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
— Charles F. Kettering 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 17, 2018

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
— Alan Kay 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 10, 2018

There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and change, and achievement.
— Alan Cohen 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 3, 2018

It’s more fun to build the future than polish the past.
— Frank Vizzare 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
March 27, 2018

The passion to change and innovate will continue to distinguish a market leader from a follower.
— Steve Jobs 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
March 20, 2018

Whatever made you successful in the past won’t in the future.
— Lew Platt 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
March 13, 2018

Change before you have to. Willingness to adapt and change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
— Jack Welch 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
March 6, 2018

Creativity is the best and most dependable response to massive change.
— Dan Zadra 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 27, 2018

The true innovator welcomes new ideas. He or she is flexible and adaptable and prepared to rearrange his/her thinking.
— A.J. Cropley 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 20, 2018

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
— Walter Bagehot 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 13, 2018

Businessmen go down with their business because they like the old way so well they cannot bring themselves to change.
— Henry Ford 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 6, 2018

Not all organizations adapt equally well to the environment within they grow. Many, like the dinosaur, remain unchanged in a changing world.
— Charles Handy 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 30, 2018

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Companies that resist change will lose; companies that embrace change will thrive.
— Mark David 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 23, 2018

Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.
— Peter Drucker  

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 16, 2018

Change is in the air; breathe deeply
— Mark David  

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 9, 2018

High-integrity workplaces don’t get that way by accident, coincidence, or luck.
— Eric Harvey  

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 2, 2018

Be the change you wish to see in the world
— Mohandas Ghandi

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 26, 2017

Whatever you are meant to do, move toward it, and it will come to you.
— Gloria Dunn

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 19, 2017

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
— Michael Althsuler

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 12, 2017

Keep dreaming, wishing, and planning. There’s immeasurable power in it.
— Laura Smith

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 5, 2017

You have to have your heart in the business, and the business in your heart.
— Thomas Watson, Sr. 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 28, 2017

The key is to live a proactive life in a reactive world.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 21, 2017

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

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 13, 2017

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
— Ralph Nader

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 7, 2017

Bet on people, not strategies.
— Larry Bossidy

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 31, 2017

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
-— Henry Ford

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 24, 2017

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
— John Galsworthy

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 17, 2017

Praise progress.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 10, 2017

The more you are you, the more you will do.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
October 3, 2017

Perform one exceptional act of customer courtesy each day. Multiply it by everyone in your organization. Such is the stuff of revolutions.
— Tom Peters

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 26, 2017

Leaders don’t resist innovation, they symbolize it.
— David Ogilvy

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 19, 2017

No one is coming…you alone are responsible for your success.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 12, 2017

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
— Belva Davis

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
September 5, 2017

Whatever you do, do it well.  Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again.
— Walt Disney  

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 29 , 2017

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
— Golda Meir 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 22, 2017

Creativity is the most effective response to rapid change. — Robert Porter Lynch

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 15, 2017

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
— Tom Peters

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 8, 2017

Great leaders make the impossible possible by making the invisible visible for others. —Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 25, 2017

Change is inevitable; growth is optional.
— Glenda Cloud

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 18, 2017

Leadership is action, not position.
— Donald H. McGannon

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
July 11, 2017

You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
— Edgar Magnin

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 20, 2017

Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.
— Alice Walker

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 13, 2017

Set your organization up for success by lighting the path with a crystal-clear Vision, Mission and Core Values, and a strategic action plan.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
June 6, 2017

Coaching isn’t an addition to a leader’s job; it’s an integral part of it.
— George S. Odiorne

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 23, 2017

If nothing every changed, there’d be no butterflies.
— Unknown

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
May 9, 2017

When people go to work they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.
— Betty Bender

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 25, 2017

Ultimately there can be no success or happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do
— Freya Stark

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 18, 2017

Part of true success, whether it’s in life or in business, is understanding there’s something bigger and more important than ourselves.
—Marcia Ann Gillespie

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 11, 2017

Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It comes down to passion.
— Lyn St. James

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
April 4, 2017

Responsible people own the responsibility of creating their reality.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
March 14, 2017

Help others to achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours.
— Les Brown

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 21, 2017

It may be in fact utterly impossible to be successful without helping others be successful.
— Maya Angelou

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 14, 2017

Spend one-on-one time with each team member. Validate their value. Inspire their true potential.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
February 7, 2017

The keys to unlocking human potential are conveniently located inside ourselves.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 31, 2017

You manage things; you lead people. — Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 24, 2017

The clearer you communicate your values, the easier it is to attract the right people to your organization.
— Dennis Goin

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 17, 2017

People want to make a difference and be respected for their contributions. Is that a surprise?
— Paul Ames

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 10, 2017

Those with whom we work look to us for heat as well as light.
— Woodrow Wilson

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
January 3, 2017

Regret over yesterday and anxiety about tomorrow are the twin thieves that rob you of your brilliance. Focus on the one moment over which you have complete control—now.
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
December 27, 2016

Listen closely to your IVOR (Internal Voice of Reasoning)
— Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 29, 2016

Successful organizations do not foster “we and they” attitudes.
— Tom Peters

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 15, 2016

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

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
November 14, 2016

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
— Bill Gates

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 30, 2016

Adapt to the winds of change. Be the palm tree instead of the oak. In a storm, the palm tree bends, but it does not break. — Mark David

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 16, 2016

When people act heroically, treat them as heroes. — Jeff Goforth

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
August 2, 2016

The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who do. — Steve Jobs

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