I don't know about you, but I love collecting quotes from the books I read. After reading a book, like Tribes,
I like to go back through and make my own summary of thoughts, action points, and quotes from the book. In the case of, Tribes, here are some of my favorite quotes. I hope they stimulate your thinking like they do mine!
"If you want us to follow you, don't be boring! "Good enough," stopped being good enough a long time ago. Why not be great?"
"Management seeks to maintain the status quo, to deliver average products to average people . . . but life's too short to make mediocre stuff."
"Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. If you're not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, you're not reaching your potential."
"You don't need to convince everyone. All you need to do is motivate people who choose to follow you."
"Ultimately, people are most easily lead where they want to go anyway."
"'Most people' don't matter so much. You can't can't grow by going after 'most people'"
"Heretics understand that changing the status quo is not only profitable, but fun!"
"When you fall in love with 'the system,' you lose the ability to grow."
"Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership."
"The only thing that makes people and organizations great is their willingness to be not great along the way. The desire to fail along the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success."
"The longer you wait to launch an innovation, the less your effort is worth."
"If your organization requires success before commitment, it will have neither."
"Perfection is an illusion."
If you haven't read, Tribes, yet, go to the link in the left hand column (under Books I've Been Reading) and click on the cover. You'll be glad you did.
But, more importantly, go back through this list of quotes and ask, "Which one(s) do I need to listen to today?" Then act on it(them)!
So, are you ready to create your own Tribe?