“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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The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively to improve teamwork. (more…)
How to become an impactful leader: Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
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