Inspirational Quotes for Business and Management

Legendary Leaders, successful business executives, and famous company founders who have already achieved high levels of business and career success have valuable insights that can help other leaders, managers, and self-employed company founders do the same. These inspired (and inspiring) leadership inspiration quotes might be just the spark of inspiration that will solve challenges, and make every work day more successful.

01
Investing Time, No Regrets

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Barbara Farfan

This quote comes from Ben Silbermann, the 20-something founder of social media phenomenon Pinterest.

"We just felt like if every day we were getting a little bit closer to something that we would be really proud of, we would never regret the time we'd invested.”

02
Character vs. Reputation

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Barbara Farfan

This quote comes from a college basketball coach with good character, great reputation, and legendary, record-breaking leadership success. What did UCLA coach John Wooden think about character and reputation for those in a leadership role?

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

03
Cause of Business Difficulty

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Barbara Farfan

This quote comes from James Sinegal, who co-founded Costco Wholesale Corporation and built it into the largest warehouse club in the U.S and the second largest retail chain in the world...

"I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the short-term view. We become obsessed with it. But it forces bad decisions."