I love quotations.

But only if they truly resonate with me.

I think most people are the same.

I often hear employees complain about leaders in the workplace and the use of the same old quotations – often sourced via Google – to support their meetings, presentations and social media activity.

Originality takes time and most leaders say they don’t have it. I understand this.

Inspirational quotes have the power to inspire, influence and empower us towards the achievement of our life’s dreams.

It’s worth the extra effort.

Coming up with original quotes to support the Building the Pyramid parable was a particular personal challenge in the writing process.

Here are some of my favourites. I hope you like them.

‘Everyone dreams of being part of something special’

‘Great leaders create memorable journeys’

Great journeys live long in the memory of those who participate in them’

‘Leadership on the journey is defined by destination, direction and influence’

‘Navigating the changing landscape is the biggest personal challenge facing the 21st century leader’

‘The conditions experienced on the journey will be different within six months, and different again within a year’

‘Great journeys start off with a purpose and very quickly develop a sense of belonging’

‘Conscription does not guarantee commitment from others on the journey’

The journey is an ever present theme in my work. The research into writing abut the Pharaoh’s journey uncovered many interesting quotes from the tombs and vaults built in ancient Egypt. Some are included in the book.

One of my favourites and with a nod to the genius builders is ‘Great is a great one whose great ones are great’

The secret behind the quote is contained within the writing of Building the Pyramid.

My favourite quote is used each and every day of my life.

‘Best wishes on your journey, wherever it may take you’