38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes

By: Travis Bradberry

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.

Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:

1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa

2. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

3. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

4. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

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SOURCE: Entrepreneur

What entrepreneurs really want from Virginia’s next governor

By: Jonathan Aberman

Virginia will be electing its next governor in a few weeks. Many observers see it as a bellwether election. I think they are correct, particularly for what the election will tell us about entrepreneurs’ attitudes towards government and elected leaders. The job creators of our society have a strong message for our elected officials: tax cuts might be nice to have, but social stability and problem-solving are more important. Let me share some of what I have heard from them. 

Michael Avon, chief executive of ICX Media, a digital video start-up, told me that he has grown tired of partisanship. The current environment makes him “fiercely independent – more so than ever before.” He’s looking for elected officials to focus on “working with others to solve problems.”  

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SOURCE: The Washington Post