As President’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of insightful leadership quotes captured throughout history.
One of my favorites comes from President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech when he said, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Then he continued, “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you; but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”
With these simple messages, President Kennedy conveyed the importance of working together as a team and making a personal contribution to our collective success.
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Why not share the JFK messages above by making changes that would apply to your organization? For example, “Ask not what your teammates can do for you; ask what you can do for your teammates.” Or say, “Ask, what together we can do to profitably grow our business?”
Or use Abraham Lincoln’s quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” Use this to inspire your team by stressing the importance of preparing for any task.
With an online search, you’ll find dozens of inspirational messages by U.S. presidents, past and present. Or you can download my favorites here. Discover ones you can creatively leverage for your team and watch greatness happen.