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Team Building Quotes From Richard Branson

Team Building Quotes From Richard Branson

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. In 1972 he opened a chain of record stores called Virgin Records and which was later known Virgin Megastores. During the 1980’s Branson set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In March of 2000 he was knighted for “services to entrepeneurship” and has become one of the most prominent figures in British culture for his work in retail, music and transport, his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work. In 2002, Richard Branson was named  in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.

We have put together a collection of quotes from Richard Branson, which you can use to motivate and build your team:

“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.”
– Richard Branson

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
– Richard Branson

“There’s an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When they believe they’ve ‘nailed it,’ most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work!”
– Richard Branson

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.”
– Richard Branson

“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”
– Richard Branson

“From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.”
– Richard Branson

“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”
– Richard Branson

“A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?”
– Richard Branson

“An exceptional company is the one that gets all the little details right. And the people out on the front line, they know when things are not going right, and they know when things need to be improved. And if you listen to them, you can soon improve all those niggly things which turns an average company into an exceptional company.”
– Richard Branson

“And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.”
– Richard Branson

“Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.”
– Richard Branson

“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”
– Richard Branson

“I’m not the sort of person who gives up on things. The first time we crossed the Atlantic in the balloon, it crashed, and we went on and did the Pacific. First time we crossed the Atlantic in a boat, it sank, and we went on and got the record. So, generally speaking, we will pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down, and carry on.”
– Richard Branson

“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”
– Richard Branson

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
– Richard Branson

“A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.”
– Richard Branson

“Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.”
– Richard Branson

“There’s no point in starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives. So if you’ve got an idea that’s gonna make a big difference to other people’s lives, then just get on and do it.”
– Richard Branson

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
– Richard Branson

 

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Team Building Quotes by Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Team Building Quotes

Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his career in the computer and consumer electronics fields.  Steve Jobs also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios and became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006. He left Apple in 1985 and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. When Jobs returned to Apple as an interim CEO, he brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability by 1998. As CEO, he oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store. By 2011, Apple bounced back to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest. He had received a number of honors and public recognition. He has been referred to as “legendary” and “visionary”, and seen by many as the “Father of the Digital Revolution”.

Here are some inspirational quotes by Steve Jobs which you can use to motivate your team:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
– Steve Jobs

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
– Steve Jobs

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”
– Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
– Steve Jobs

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
– Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
– Steve Jobs

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
– Steve Jobs

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
– Steve Jobs

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
– Steve Jobs

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”
– Steve Jobs

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
– Steve Jobs

“This is what customers pay us for – to sweat all these details so it’s easy and pleasant for them to use our computers. We’re supposed to be really good at this. That doesn’t mean we don’t listen to customers, but it’s hard for them to tell you what they want when they’ve never seen anything remotely like it.”
– Steve Jobs

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
– Steve Jobs

“We’ve demonstrated a strong track record of being very disciplined with the use of our cash. We don’t let it burn a hole in our pocket, we don’t allow it to motivate us to do stupid acquisitions. And so I think that we’d like to continue to keep our powder dry, because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future.”
– Steve Jobs

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
– Steve Jobs

“The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. Process makes you more efficient.”
– Steve Jobs

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”
– Steve Jobs

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
– Steve Jobs

“The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”
– Steve Jobs

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”
– Steve Jobs

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
– Steve Jobs

“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.”
– Steve Jobs

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Team Building Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Team Building Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. was and American clergyman and activist, best known for his role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is famous for using nonviolent civil disobedience in the advancement of civil rights. Martin Luther King, JR was a Baptist minister and became an activist early in his career as a minister. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and served as the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. King helped to organize the March on Washington in 1963 where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial prejudice through nonviolence. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.

Here are some inspirational quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. which you can use to motivate your team:

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’:”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Motivational Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was president from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865, leading the United States through great constitutional, military, and moral crises. Abraham Lincoln was an exceptionally astute politician and has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. His assassination made him a national martyr.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

The following are some of Abraham Lincoln’s quotes that you can use to motivate your team:

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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