In honor of this Mother’s Day weekend, I’d like to share two of my favorite inspirational quotations from women and mothers. “Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.” – Princess Diana
Translation: You may think there are people on your team whose role is minor in nature and their value to the team is minimal. Think again and recognize how much you value them, then encourage them to contribute more by including (not excluding) them. They will often surprise you by making significant contributions.
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” – Madonna
Translation: Let’s all embrace continuous improvement and professional development. We start by taking a critical look at ourselves to identify opportunities for improvement—both professionally and personally. Then let’s work toward becoming better than we already are.
As leaders, be sure to encourage and support those around you to do the same.
I offer a collection of quotations you’ll enjoy at these links: inspirational women here and great women quotes here. Search through them and identify those you can use to inspire people around you.
Find opportunities to use your favorite quotations in your meeting presentations and your daily conversations. And share them with others you care about.