Mentors Quotes

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Aristotle
“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
Aristotle

Patrick Rothfuss
“Think of all the stories you've heard, Bast. You have a young boy, the hero. His parents are killed he sets out for vengeance. What next?"
Bast hesitated, his expression puzzled. Chronicler answered the question instead. "He finds help. A clever talking squirrel. An old drunken swordsman. A mad hermit in the woods. That sort of thing."
Kvothe nodded. "Exactly! He finds the mad hermit in the woods, proves himself worthy, and learns the names of all things, just like Taborlin the Great. Then with these powerful magics at his beck and call, what does he do?"
Chronicler shrugged. "He finds the villains and kills them."
"Of course," Kvothe said grandly. "Clean, quick, and easy as lying. We know how it ends practically before it starts. That's why stories appeal to us. They give us the clarity and simplicity our real lives lack.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Tyler Perry
“What I've found about it is that there are some folks you can talk to until you're blue in the face--they're never going to get it and they're never going to change. But every once in a while, you'll run into someone who is eager to listen, eager to learn, and willing to try new things. Those are the people we need to reach. We have a responsibility as parents, older people, teachers, people in the neighborhood to recognize that.”
Tyler Perry, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

John C. Maxwell
“Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.”
John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

Israelmore Ayivor
“You will hardly find wrong people at right places. Choose to be at the right places and you will find the right people who will inspire you to make it happen!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Tom Wolfe
“Sir Gerald Moore: I was at dinner last evening, and halfway through the pudding, this four-year-old child came alone, dragging a little toy cart. And on the cart was a fresh turd. Her own, I suppose. The parents just shook their heads and smiled. I've made a big investment in you, Peter. Time and money, and it's not working. Now, I could just shake my head and smile. But in my house, when a turd appears, we throw it out. We dispose of it. We flush it away. We don't put it on the table and call it caviar.”
Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Israelmore Ayivor
“Two main categories of people are needed in your circle; those who give you the necessary support to accomplish your dreams and those who become beneficiaries of what you achieve.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Service to humanity is service to God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Jeffrey Archer
“His lectures were always well attended, and not just because he imparted so much wisdom and knowledge: he also managed to do it with humour. It had taken Danny some time to realize that the professor enjoyed provoking discussion and argument by offering up outrageous statements to see what reaction he would arouse from his students.”
Jeffrey Archer, A Prisoner of Birth

“Hard work isn’t just a means to an end—it’s an obsession.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Part of a leader’s groundwork is in honing work ethic.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Be obsessed about results. Combine passion, commitment and a hard work ethic with thinking fast, creating alternatives and marshaling resources to achieve results.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Seek out incremental wins. Instead of immediately revolutionizing the company, start small and crush a few things first; once you’ve earned trust, you will garner bigger responsibilities and influence.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“If you hate change, then you’re really going to hate extinction.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Defend organizational change. Inevitable resistance can be mitigated if the change is carefully discussed, planned, embraced, communicated and ultimately defended.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Align the team. Because employee behaviors collectively produce company results, you must understand, advocate for and communicate a clear direction across the company; get everyone singing off the same song sheet.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“There’s a time to be humble and a time to “bring the thunder”.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Practice humility. Shine a light on others, give teammates the credit, volunteer to help, take accountability, seek out feedback, ask others for their opinion, truly listen to people and be open to having your mind changed.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Bring the thunder. Some situations require extra inspiration and motivation to influence others; during those moments, act with fierce bravado.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Mentorship is Instrumental.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Mentorship is the greatest level of leadership maturity there is.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Embrace mentorship. Rely on others to assist you, provide feedback, challenge your thinking and celebrate you; this is one of the greatest growth paths for leaders.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Create your inner circle. Identify four to five irreplaceable, intentional mentors in your life and formally develop those relationships; choose people who already have a vested interest in your success.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“If securing some mentors and being one yourself are not already on your leadership list of things to do, let’s get at it. It’s too important for your career to ignore.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Don’t wait to be reminded to focus on your own development.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Leaders have the power to light up or extinguish the cultural flame of a company.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Be the accelerant. You have the power to light up the cultural flame of the company. It’s not going to happen because of programs, processes, tools, branding or the product itself; focus on the culture and light it up!”
Jim Knight

“Own the place. Act as if you started (or own) the business; this will create added focus, commitment, inspiration and guidance to crafting the right culture.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Light the fire. An established culture needs to be catered to, amped up and perpetuated for the future. Regardless of the state of the culture, take it to “Eleven”.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

“Small businesses and large corporations alike reap huge rewards from a great company culture.”
Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks

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