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Words of Wisdom on Leadership
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By not demanding accountability, you fail to protect your people from
their own incompetence.
The truly successful managers and leaders of the next century will be
determined not by what they know but by how fast they can learn!
We expected that good-to-great leaders would begin by setting a new vision
and strategy. We found instead that they first got the right people on
the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right
seatsand then they figured out where to drive it. The old adage
"People are your most important asset" turns out to be wrong.
People are not your most important asset. The right people are.
Leaders see more in other people than other people see in themselves.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Today a readertomorrow a leader.
It isn't the people you fire who make our life miserable, it's the people
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't
be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
It's wonderful when the people believe in their leader ... but it's even
more wonderful when the leader believes in the people!
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
People support what they create!
IBM's Tom Watson was asked if he was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost IBM $600,000. He replied, "No, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people
to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling
with them while they do!
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to
A person must be big enough to admit their mistakes, smart enough to
profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
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