50 John Maxwell, Seth Godin, and Dave Ramsey Leadership Quotes From The Chick-Fil-A Leadercast

There was some incredible leadership teaching at today’s Chick-Fil-A Leadercast.  The following are the top 50 quotes.  More to come later.

John Maxwell

  1. “If you increase your influence, you increase your leadership.”
  2. “Leadership is not a noun.  It’s a verb.  It’s active.  It’s movement.”
  3. “It’s tough being in the people business when people don’t like you.”
  4. “Relationships are the foundation of leadership.”
  5. “Momentum solves 80% of your problems.”
  6. “Successful people have always positioned themselves well.”

Chris Pernell

  1. “Intentionality is the key to leadership.  Without it you are reacting, not leading.”

Seth Godin

  1. “Earn the right to whisper to your prospects.”
  2. “Are you invisible or remarkable?”
  3. “Either you defend the status quo or invent the future.”
  4. “”It’s really dark inside the box.  Outside the box has nothing to lean against.  The edge of the box is where magic happens.”
  5. “Inter-changeable is great for factories making average stuff for average people.”
  6. “Long work is showing up more.  Hard work is going out on a limb and bringing innovation.”
  7. “Leadership is being surprised by those who work for you.”
  8. “What’s scarce is my attention and trust.”
  9. “You are an accountant or an artist…Artists solve problems in a way they never have before.”
  10. “The problem with fitting in is once you’ve done it, where do you go?”
  11. “The problem with the race to the bottom is you might win.”

Texas Longhorn head football coach Mack Brown

  1. “When we recruit, we have a five play rule.  You know if the guy is good enough in five plays.”
  2. “You have to win or you can’t continue to do what you do.”
  3. “We have to fill these 101,000 seats because we have to pay for all the other sports.”
  4. “We’re in the education business during the week and show business on the weekend.”
  5. “Don’t let this (winning the 2005 championship) be the most important thing you are in life.”
  6. “When it gets easy is when you get in trouble.”
  7. “Quit griping or quit.”
  8. “The worst day can be your most positive result.”

Sir Ken Robinson

  1. “Imagination is the source of every form of human innovation.”
  2. “You are in your element if you are doing something for which you have a natural aptitude and second, loving it.”
  3. “Many people think they aren’t creative because of education..We’re pushing them into a wrong direction.  It’s a factory model.”

Erin Gruwell

  1. “I wanted to make a difference not in the courtroom, but the classroom.”
  2. “All students have an odyssey, a journey, and a story to tell.”
  3. “What happens when we tell kids they’re dumb and stupid again, and again, and again?”
  4. “It you teach them they will teach another.”

Suzy Welch

  1. “I know God exists because I’m not the girl I used to be.”
  2. “We (her and her 1st husband) got married because of momentum.”
  3. “Connect decisions to values.”
  4. “Your values are your fingerprint.”
  5. “On your 70th birthday ask ‘What would make me cry from regret?'”
  6. “What do you want people to say about you when you’re not in the room?”
  7. “What did you love about your upbringing?  What did you hate?”
  8. “Authentic lives are joyous.  People give joy away.”
  9. “I am not the girl you used to know but I am on the journey to become the girl I want to be.”

Tripp Crosby

  1. “John Maxwell is one of the few people the people I look up to look up to.”

Dave Ramsey

  1. “Your customers aren’t units of revenue.  Your team isn’t units of production.”
  2. “We want a building full of nice people who get things done.”
  3. “We have zero tolerance for gossip.   Shut up and get work done.”
  4. “We live in a culture full of hares.  Be a tortoise.”
  5. “Debt magnifies our mistakes.”
  6. “Stupid looks fine when things are going well.  Even a turkey can fly in a tornado.  Warren Buffet says ‘You can tell who’s skinny dipping when the tide goes out.'”
  7. “Generosity starts with your wallet.”
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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

6 Responses to “50 John Maxwell, Seth Godin, and Dave Ramsey Leadership Quotes From The Chick-Fil-A Leadercast”

  1. Brian: I had a great time at Leadercast. Thanks for putting together this wonderful summary. I linked to it from my blog post today! My favorite talk was Allison Levine’s which surprises me because she was a late addition to the roster. I loved how she analogized climbing Mt. Everest to growing a business, especially how you must repeat parts of the climb multiple times before reaching the summit.

    That is such a great way to describe what it’s like to lead a business. Steps forward are followed by setbacks. Then you gather yourself and try again, making incremental progress each time. All of the speakers were wonderful, but that sticks with me most. At least today anyway … It was a great day!

  2. Thanks for sharing. My favorite of the 50 is Chris Pernell’s, “Intentionality is the key to leadership. Without it you are reacting, not leading.” Great perspective.

    A close 2nd is Dave Ramsey’s, “Generosity starts with your wallet.” Dave knows how to cut through idealism to real life application.

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