These coworker quotes employ Optimal Thinking, the language of our best self. Optimal Thinking empowers us to be our best, pursue the best ends by the best means, and gives us the best chance of achieving everything we want.
"Your main job in this world is to be your best self."
"To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!"
"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
Stephen R. Covey,
If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way."
"Do the best job and you'll never have any competition."
"Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself."
"If I were asked to give what I consider the most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
W. Somerset Maugham
"The most respectful attitude you can offer someone is your unconditional interest."
"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."
"It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction."
"I strongly believe that the responsibility of leadership is to shape the debate -- to practice and project the right attributes -- whether in a business enterprise, in our society, and even in our religions."
CEO, Ethan Allen
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
"When resolving conflict, consider which alternatives meet the needs of those involved and move the organization closest to its goal."