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 – Change, Challenges and Being a Servant”


“In a time when change is the only constant, a leader’s self-concept can’t remain fixed.”    (Paul Wieand, Founder – Center for Advance Emotional Intelligence) 



“Challenge is the opportunity for greatness.  People do their best when there’s the chance to change the ways things are.  Maintaining the status quo breeds mediocrity.  Leaders seek and accept challenging opportunities to test their abilities.  They motivate others to exceed their limits.  They look for innovative ways to improve the organization.  Leaders do their best when there is a tough assignment or quest for change.”    (Kouses & Posner, The Leadership Challenge)



“The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.”     (Derek Sivers)



The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”     (Max De Pree)    



“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”     (Maya Angelou)


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