“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a strong leader during the Civil Rights Movement. He is known for using nonviolent civil disobedience when trying to fight for his own rights and the rights of others. King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His nonviolent protests stretched throughout the southern part of the US, most notable being the March on Washington where King delivered his “Dream” for everyone to hear.
King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” is one of the most famous speeches in American history. He refers to inspirational leadership from the past – Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson – in an attempt to fight for civil rights. His dream also refers to a time when “this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.”
Whether it be in the workplace or not, Martin Luther King, Jr. is a leader that continues to inspire America today. Martin Luther King Day is a day to reflect on the past and remember how much our country has grown, how we can created change and inspire the future. King wants us to look out for our neighbors and think about how we can help each other. It is a day for equality and motivation and reminds us how powerful we all can be.
What is your dream? What examples of inspirational leadership keep you motivated?
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What happens when you find yourself, and your employees in a work rut? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common. That’s why TeamBonding is here! When you don’t have anything new, inspiring, or challenging happening in the workplace, you may find you and your employees in a work rut. Let’s talk about these 4 tips for getting out of a rut at work!
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I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
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