Innovation And Leadership Quotes by Steve Jobs, John Kenneth Galbraith, Albert Einstein, Michael Porter, Ralph Nader, Bill Gates and many others.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.