Focus is a natural principle. The sun’s  scattered rays are too weak to start a fire, but  once you focus them with a magnifying glass  they will bring paper to flame in seconds. The  same is true of human beings—once their  collective energy is focused on a challenge, there is little they can’t accomplish.

– Chris McChesney

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

“The best leaders are the ones who show their true colors not during the banner years but during times of struggle.”

– Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work

“When [what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”

– Jim Collins

Good to Great: Why Some CompaniesMake the Leap... And Others Don't

“The foundation of changing behavior is linking rewards to performance and making the linkages transparent.”

– Larry Bossidy

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

“Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.”

 

– Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work