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.

“A Leader is the Servant”


“Leaders lead.  Is that too simple?

Writers write.  If you want to be a writer, write. 

And be sure to have people read what you write.

And leaders?  Leaders lead.       

If you want to be a leader, go lead.”       (Seth Godin)



“The climb to the top is arduous and long.  People become exhausted, frustrated and disenchanted. They often are tempted to give up.  Leaders must encourage the heart of their followers to carry on.

People do not start their work each day with a desire to lose.  It is part of the leader’s job to show them that they can win.”       (Kouses & Posner, The Leadership Challenge)



“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. 

Criticize me, and I may not like you. 

Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. 

Encourage me, and I may not forget you.”       (William Arthur)



“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.  The last is to say thank you.  In between, the leader is the servant.”       (Max DePree, Leadership is an Art)


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