Today the leadership trait to ponder is Simplicity. The dictionary defines Simplicity as: the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do; something that is simple or ordinary but enjoyable; lack of subtlety or penetration. Below are some of my favorite quotes to help inspire and illustrate this trait. Simplicity can be one of the most difficult things to accomplish. I have seen compensation plans and processes that were so complicated that all it brought was disdain and frustration towards the leader. As you read these quotes, think about how you can exemplify this leadership trait in yourself.
Quotes on Simplicity
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
“Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.”~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” ~Walt Whitman
“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.” ~Leo Tolstoy
“The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.” ~Douglas Horton
“Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.” ~George Sand
“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright
“I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” ~Bobby Brown
“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~Frederic Chopin
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao Tzu
What do you think about when you ponder Simplicity? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!