The Ride of a Lifetime
💎 Gems 💎
One of the most important qualities of a good leader is optimism, a pragmatic enthusiasm for what can be achieved. Even in the face of difficult choices and less than ideal outcomes, an optimistic leader does not yield to pessimism.
True authority and true leadership come from knowing who you are and not pretending to be anything else.
If leaders don’t articulate their priorities clearly, then the people around them don’t know what their own priorities should be. Time and energy and capital get wasted.
Don’t be in the business of playing it safe. Be in the business of creating possibilities for greatness.
The path to innovation begins with curiosity
Innovate or die, and there’s no innovation if you operate out of fear of the new or untested.
Empathy is a prerequisite to the sound management of creativity, and respect is critical.
If you don't innovate, You die
Chronic indecision is not only inefficient and counterproductive, but it is deeply corrosive to morale.
If you're in the business of making something, be in the business of making something great
Fear of failure destroys creativity.
No matter who we become or what we accomplish, we still feel that we’re essentially the kid we were at some simpler time long ago.