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Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders: Kathleen Plinske

By Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses “Freely ye received, freely give.” — Pepperdine University motto When I was in middle school, I announced to my mom that I wanted to go to college. She replied, “If you want to go to college, you had better find a scholarship.” A few years […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders: Jay Galbraith

By Jay Galbraith, Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing Never, Never, Never Give Up. — Paraphrased from a speech that Sir Winston Churchill gave at Harrow School, his alma mater, in 1941 For some people, work and leadership come easily. We all know folks who can effortlessly lead meetings, make presentations and command everyone’s attention […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders: Sandy Shugart

By Valencia College President Sandy Shugart “Endurance comes from … enduring.”   — Rainer Maria Rilke The great German poet did not know he was writing a leadership quote, but this has always been a touchstone for my best work. None of the really important things we might seek to accomplish are fast and easy. […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

By Kelly Astro, Director, Valencia Promise When I was asked to select a leadership quote that sums up why I have chosen my path in life, many possibilities jumped to mind, but, upon a little reflection, it was a song that quickly rose to the top of the list. And while I could try to […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

By Jennifer Bevan, Coordinator, HR Policy and Employee Relations “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” ― Theodore Roosevelt This quote was introduced to me by a keynote speaker during my college commencement. Over the years, I have reflected on it many times. We all will experience failures in […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

By Lisandra “Liz” Suarez, Campus Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa This quote is at the top of my favorite quotes list, alongside quotes from Helen Keller and Mark Twain. These words truly […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

“You don’t lead people by hitting them over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower For Misty Ellis Peaslee, security field supervisor, West Campus, leadership does not mean bullying people into an outcome. For her, leadership means encouraging people toward their and the organization’s goals. In essence, as Dwight D. Eisenhower […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

By Art King, Assistant Director, Security “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” — Ronald Reagan I have inspired my employees to accomplish great things by showing appreciation, communicating effectively, providing assistance when necessary and rewarding them […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders

By Jeff Goltz, Executive Dean, Public Safety “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” -Charles Swindoll After a tour in the Air Force, a remarkable 20-year career in law enforcement and more than seven years in our very progressive learning-centered institution, the best in the nation, I concur […]