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"My definition of 'innovative' is providing value to the customer."
|Mary Barra||CEO, General Motors||https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/customer|
|"You're only as good as your customer's last experience."||Julie Rice||Co-founder, SoulCycle||https://podcastnotes.org/2019/06/03/rice/|
|"Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation."||Rosabeth Moss Kanter|
Harvard Business School professor
"You have to exhibit the courage you want people to have.”
Best-selling author, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix
|"I am a key maker, not a gatekeeper."||Arlan Hamilton|
Founder, Backstage Capital
|“The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.”||Sara Blakely||Co-founder & CEO, Spanx||https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1223527|
"Getting something to 95 percent complete is like you never started it in the first place."
Co-founder & COO, Cloudflare
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Pioneer of computer programming
|"Companies outlive their founders and their leaders."||Ursula Burns||CEO, Xerox||https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ursula_burns_589883|
"There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period."
|Brene Brown||Research professor, author||http://www.workspace.digital/30-favorite-quotes-innovation/|
|"Growth and comfort do not coexist."||Ginni Rometty||CEO, IBM||https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ginni_rometty_487303|
“In our experience, the number one obstacle to great service—number one by a long shot—is the emotional unwillingness to embrace weakness.”
Harvard Business School professor
|Uncommon Service (book) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VFJK5Y/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1|
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
|Ellen Johnson Sirleaf||President of Liberia||https://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women|
"Find a cofounder that shares your beliefs, respects your ideas, values your contributions and cares deeply about the problem that you want to solve."
Co-founder & CEO, Confluent
"If you wait and wait and wait for your product to be perfect before you release it out into the world, you will often never get there."
Co-founder & CTO, The Muse
"The rule used to be that you'd reinvent yourself once every seven to 10 years. Now it's every two to three years. There's constant reinvention: how you do business, how you deal with the customer."
|Indra Nooyi||Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo||https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/11/19/9-indra-nooyi-quotes-on-leadership-diversity-and-b.aspx|
“Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.”
|Marian Wright Edelman||Activist||Measure of Our Success (book) https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/73926.Marian_Wright_Edelman|
“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.”
Founder & CEO, TaskRabbit
"Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it."
|Marillyn Hewson||CEO, Lockheed Martin||https://www.tinypulse.com/blog/30-leadership-quotes-from-the-worlds-top-female-ceos|
|"We’re building this people-powered ecosystem."||Emily Weiss||Founder & CEO, Glossier||https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/1/16/18185512/glossier-ceo-emily-weiss-beauty-makeup-interview-podcast-recode-decode-kara-swisher|
"Getting into the practice of saying no saves space for smarter yesses. Your time is your most valuable asset. Don’t spend it doing someone else’s job."
Best-selling author, former Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue
|"The secret to building great products is not creating awesome features, it's to make your users awesome."||Kathy Sierra|
Programmer, instructor & game developer
"Balance provides the foundation for long-term growth and success."
|Maria Loughlin||VP Engineering, Toast||https://medium.com/@HubSpotDev/name-dropping-maria-loughlin-d888ff45e4f2|
“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
|Dianne Feinstein||US Sentator||https://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women|
“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances."
|Sallie Krackchew||Co-founder & CEO, Ellevest||https://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women|
"It’s important to know where your strengths are and then know how you can build teams around you which can help you compensate for the weaknesses. If you’re spending all your time working on your weaknesses, you’re actually not going to be better."
|Kerry Munz||VP Engineering, HubSpot||Internal HubSpot talk|
"I don't believe you need to be a jerk to get ahead; in my experience, most jerks eventually get their comeuppance."
|Judy Elder||Actor, director, writer||The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: leadership lessons from the Judy Project (see page part 1, page 3 for the quote itself)|
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
|Maya Angelou||Poet & civil rights activist||The Powerful Lesson maya angelou taught Oprah, aired on 10/19/2011 (oprah.com)|
"Make the right decision even when no one is watching, especially when no one is watching, and you will always turn out okay."
Co-founder & CEO, The Superfan Company
"As a founder, the strongest thing you have going for you is your story."
|Erin Bury||CEO, Willful||https://news.crunchbase.com/news/proust-goes-tech-with-erin-bury-ceo-of-willful/|
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"Of all the things that can boost inner work life, the most important is making progress in meaningful work."
Professor, Harvard Business School
"Successful change makers spend their time looking for common ground. They focus their efforts and initiatives on areas where their stakeholders can agree on a common vision, purpose and benefit."
SVP of Consultancy, Reward Gateway
"No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity and build the career that you deserve."
|Devin Bramhall||VP of Marketing, Animalz||https://www.animalz.co/blog/senior-content-marketing-role/|
|"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."||Angela Duckworth||Psychologist, author||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8|
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
|Maya Angelou||Poet & civil rights activist||https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/100-motivational-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-succeed.html|
|"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."||Margaret Thatcher|
Former Prime Minister, England
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any."
"You can serve the interests of your employees and do what’s right for the planet and still make great margins."
|Rose Marcario||CEO, Patagonia||https://www.ft.com/content/1564e99a-5766-11e8-806a-808d194ffb75|
"“When you feel yourself getting too comfortable, purposefully push yourself outside of your comfort zone—that's where all the learning is."
President of Global Customer Success and GM of Latin America at Salesforce
"Networking is the No. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.”
|Sallie Krawcheck||Co-founder & CEO, Ellevest||https://www.inspiringquotes.us/author/1492-sallie-krawcheck|
"From my perspective, I'll take a great idea from wherever it comes."
Former President of Sony Pictures Television