What inspires successful women entrepreneurs? What words of wisdom guide their actions and thinking?
Paul Thornton in his new book “Leadership-Off the Wall” looks at the quotes leaders and successful entrepreneurs post on their office walls and keep on their desks. The sayings they display around them are usually the guiding principles they have followed to achieve success.
Here are some of the office wall quotes displayed by famous leaders and successful women entrepreneurs today:
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart, aviator — Sign on the office wall of Marsha Friedman, Chief Executive Office, EMSI
“Business as Un-usual.” — Sign in the office of Cordia Harrington , President and CEO, Tennessee Bun Company
“Bring Energy!” — Sign on the desk of Maxine Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Bear, Build-a-Bear Workshop
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” Jackie Robinson — Sign on the office wall of Kate Gordon, Vice President, Corporate Communications for the ATP
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher,” Oprah Winfrey — This quote is inscribed in the pillow in the office of Nancy Juetten, owner and president, Nancy S. Juetten Marketing, Inc.
For more inspiring sayings, get a copy of Thornton’s book Leadership-Off the Wall and check out the slideshow prepared by the author: