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Edward Cunliffe inspirational images and quotes- Business

Looking for a little bit of extra inspiration to help you through the winter? Edward Cunliffe has graciously provided some awesome inspirational quotes related to business and leadership from industry leaders.  Check out some of our favorite inspirational images and quotes to help inspire you to be your very best in 2013.

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“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

Peter Drucker

 

“Mention the word accounting, and otherwise competent business men and women suddenly grit their teeth, furrow their foreheads, and start uncontrollably pulling out chunks of their own hair. Why is this? How can a craft, which is nothing more than a tool to keep track of the inflow and outflow of cash, be thought of with such contempt and fear? The mystery becomes even more puzzling once you realize that ACCOUNTING is essentially the discipline of counting money. And since most people start a business to make money, it seems rather silly they shouldn’t enjoy counting it.” –Peter J. Patsula

 

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Achievement results from work realizing ambition. –Adam Ant

 

Ambition can creep as well as soar. -Edmund Burke

 

“The essence of strategy is choosing what NOT to do.” – Michael Porter

 

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

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Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. –Elvis Presley

 

Everyone is ambition. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or to do.  –Jean Monnet

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The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition. – John D. Rockefeller

 

Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings. – Bob Parsons

How to celebrate success

The end of the year is a traditionally a time of celebration, but what businesses forget as the year winds down is to take time to do more than celebrate the season.  Good leaders know that one of the most useful things a leader can do towards the end of the year is to celebrate success.

 

 

 

Why? It is much too easy for employees to head home for the holidays looking only at their failures.  It is easy to see where you have failed, it is a great deal harder to figure out where you have succeeded.  And an employee who feels as if they have nothing to offer to a company rarely does.

 

 

 

So it falls to the leaders of a company to spend some time looking through the year and recognizing success where they find it.  Look at each month and chart your success as a company, and figure out who you can attribute that success to.  What products did you launch?  What projects did you finish?  What problems did you solve?

 

 

 

Doing this as a management staff will also help you to determine who your most valuable players are, and who might need a little additional help in the upcoming year- both excellent year-end conversations to have.

 

 

 

And once you have your list, figure out some way to share this with your staff.  Maybe you can throw a dinner party where you toast everyone’s success, or perhaps you can send a gift basket with a card detailing their biggest wins over the year.  However you decide, make sure that you share each person’s success with them so that your employees can come back after the first to start the new year off running!