13 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes on Greatness in the Workplace

Words to live, work and lead by from those who have lived a life of greatness, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, J.K. Rowling, Zane Grey, and others.

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BY Peter Economy - 23 Nov 2017

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Regardless of how many Nike ads you may have absorbed thus far in your life,

You may not be able to break a world record in a major sport, but as a business leader or employee, you are still able to acquire this Greatness in the workplace through your actions and performance -- so long as you stay engaged, intrinsically motivated, and inspired.

Here are 13 quotes to get you on the path to office Greatness:

  1. "Start with good people, lay out the rules, inc-aseann.communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all these things effectively, you can't miss." - Lee Iacocca
  2. "The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill
  3. "Strive not to be a success, but to be of value." - Albert Einstein
  4. "Everyone can be great at something; everyone is on a path to beinc-aseann.coming great, and leaders facilitate, encourage and empower that greatness." - Jim Holm
  5. "No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it." - Andrew Carnegie
  6. "Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. "Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down." - Hitopadesa
  8. "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you beinc-aseann.come a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welch
  9. "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." - J.K. Rowling
  10. "Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness... For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs." - Sherman Finesilver
  11. "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." -Woodrow Wilson
  12. "He who has a 'why' to live for can bear almost any 'how'." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. "Recipe for greatness? To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great." - Zane Grey

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