Quotes – Leonard Nelson https://leonelson.com Personal blog of Leonard Nelson talking about technology, education, customer relationship management, customer service and Africa. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:04:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://leonelson.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/cropped-LeonardNelson-2.0-32x32.jpg Quotes – Leonard Nelson https://leonelson.com 32 32 Leadership https://leonelson.com/2019/03/25/leadership/ https://leonelson.com/2019/03/25/leadership/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:55:25 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=3095 The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. Jim Rohn

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The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

Jim Rohn

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Strategy vs. Tactics https://leonelson.com/2018/08/19/strategy-vs-tactics/ https://leonelson.com/2018/08/19/strategy-vs-tactics/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:50:41 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2992 Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu Additional Reading: Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

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Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu Additional Reading: Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

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Decisions are Made by Those Who Show Up https://leonelson.com/2017/01/19/decisions-are-made-by-those-who-show-up/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:30:52 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2835 Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, says farewell and reflects on the importance of building a tradition of service in his post, You’ll Never Be The Same Again. One of the references in his post, which resonated with me, is a quote attributed to Steve Jobs: Life can be much broader once you discover…

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Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, says farewell and reflects on the importance of building a tradition of service in his post, You’ll Never Be The Same Again.

One of the references in his post, which resonated with me, is a quote attributed to Steve Jobs:

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it…Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

At the end Mikey concludes with the endless opportunity to get involved in public service. However, his words hold just as true in any other context.

Don’t wait to be asked … Decisions are made by those who show up.

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Commitment https://leonelson.com/2016/12/12/commitment/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:56:32 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2797 Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you – Orebela Gbenga

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Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you

– Orebela Gbenga

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Mindset https://leonelson.com/2016/08/04/mindset/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:30:54 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/2016/08/04/mindset/ If you take two people, one of them is a learn-it-all and the other one is a know-it-all, the learn-it-all will always trump the know-it-all in the long run – Satya Nadella on culture at Microsoft, inspired by Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.

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If you take two people, one of them is a learn-it-all and the other one is a know-it-all, the learn-it-all will always trump the know-it-all in the long run

– Satya Nadella on culture at Microsoft, inspired by Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.

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Care https://leonelson.com/2016/04/08/care/ Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:52:02 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2687 Your circumstances can lead you to believe God doesn’t care but your history will prove that he does. – Pete Wilson

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Your circumstances can lead you to believe God doesn’t care but your history will prove that he does.

– Pete Wilson

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If You Accept It, Expect It https://leonelson.com/2014/12/21/if-you-accept-it-expect-it/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:12:39 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2322 If the player lines up two yards over the start line in sprints and you do not correct him, do not jump his butt when he does it in the game . …If you do not correct the offensive lineman in practice for holding, do not bitch at the official for calling it in the…

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If the player lines up two yards over the start line in sprints and you do not correct him, do not jump his butt when he does it in the game . …If you do not correct the offensive lineman in practice for holding, do not bitch at the official for calling it in the game. If you accept it, you should expect it in the games, and that is on the coach.

– Chip Kelly

Source: The Tao of Chip Kelly by Mark Saltveit.

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Preparation https://leonelson.com/2014/11/05/preparation/ Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:04:26 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2244 Everyone has the will to win, that’s almost an ordinary trait, who doesn’t want to win? But very few have the will to prepare to win. – Vince Lombardi

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Everyone has the will to win, that’s almost an ordinary trait, who doesn’t want to win? But very few have the will to prepare to win.

– Vince Lombardi

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Remembering Great Customer Service https://leonelson.com/2014/04/17/remembering-great-customer-service/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:28:01 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2168 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. Leo Widrich, from Buffer, on Bad Customer Service Support

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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.

Leo Widrich, from Buffer, on Bad Customer Service Support

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Everything you do should last longer than you https://leonelson.com/2014/03/06/everything-last-longer/ Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:14:02 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2158 Every decision you make should be for the long term. Everything you do should last longer than you. Nathaniel Ru

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Every decision you make should be for the long term. Everything you do should last longer than you.

Nathaniel Ru

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