10 Leadership Quotes for Your Desktop 

By Rachel Verlik, PCC

As leadership coaches, we often reflect on trends that are emerging with our clients.  One trend that is emerging in my conversations recently is that of having sticky notes on computers with quotes to help remind us to stay true to ourselves. They are visual reminders that redirect us when we veer away from how we want to show up and help us lean into the leader we want to be.

We, too, as coaches continue to do our own work and have them too! Here are some that are on my desktop to remind myself or that I share frequently with others:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Live life as though everything is rigged in your favor.”
~ Rumi

“Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”
~ Unknown

“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

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
~ Ghandi

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.”
~ Brené Brown

“Are you looking for excuses or solutions?”
~ Unknown

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Victor Frankl

“Behind every complaint is a request that hasn’t been made or a value that has been crossed.”
~ Chris Wahl

“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.”
~ Susan David

What’s on your desktop? Share with us what your favorite motivational quotes or one that keeps you grounded!

To learn more about how executive coaching can help you lean into the leader you wish to be, schedule a consultation with Rachel.