Planning-Quotes

Use planning-quotes to inspire groups to think more deeply about various approaches.



Donna Rae Scheffert is a facilitator, trainer, and strategic planner. She brings over 30 years of experience to aid groups as they strive for high performance.

How to Use Planning Quotes

Use for an openers of strategic planning sessions. Each person is asked to quietly choose a quote that attracts them. Then, one person at a time, they share which quote they selected, and why they selected it.




Words of Wisdom

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. – Barbara Kingsolver


We will have to decide today whether we will design the future or resign ourselves to it. – Hubert H. Humphrey


Leadership: Here is the heart and soul of the matter. If you look to lead, invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. Use the remainder to induce those you ‘work for’ to understand and practice…lead yourself, lead your supervisors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia. – Dee Hock, founder of Visa


It always takes a group of people working together with a common purpose in an atmosphere of trust and collaboration to get extraordinary things done. – James Kouzes and Barry Posner


Leadership is people taking the initiative, carrying things through, having ideas and the imagination to get something started, and exhibiting particular skills in different areas. – Charlotte Bunch


If you can visualize it, you can actualize it. – Dennis Conner


There is no freeway to the future, no paved highway from here to there. There is only wilderness, uncertain terrain. There are no roadmaps, no signposts. So pioneering leaders rely upon a compass and a dream – James Kouzes and Barry Posner


One of the easiest ways to be irresponsible about power is to forget you have it. – Rollo May


Always do what’s right. That will gratify some and surprise the rest. – Mark Twain


To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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