Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

Leadership – What Inspires You?

“If you want to step up to the next level of leadership, there is an exercise using the idea of inspiration that will help you understand how to tap into your passion or drive more intentionally. …  I’ll tell you the origin of the word (inspiration).  The Latin word is ‘inspirare.’   It literally means to breathe life into.  So the question, ‘What inspires you?’ really means ‘What breathes life into you?’ 

I want you to think of five people in your life whom you respect.  These should be people who know you fairly well.  Take your list of five people and ask them this simple question:  ‘Do I inspire you?’  Listen to their answers.  If they say no, find out why not.  If they say yes, find out how.”                ~ Ready to Lead? A Story for Leaders and Their Mentors by Alan Price

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