Leadership Lessons From Bob Ross and Mister Rogers

By Anna Dunn, February 16, 2017

Beloved TV personas Bob Ross and Mister Rogers gave us a positive outlook back in the day. Their teachings have stood the test of time and resonate with today’s leaders looking for a lift. Be inspired by these happy little leadership lessons from the duo.

leadership lessons Bob RossBob Ross, “The Joy of Painting”

“Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces.”

“It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look.”

“If you have to do something over again, it doesn’t mean you’re bad, it just means you’re normal.”



leadership lessons Mister RogersFred Rogers, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”

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