Quotes by Dee Hock

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.


Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.


If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.


Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.


The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.


Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.


Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second motivation; third capacity; fourth understanding; fifth knowledge; and last and least, experience. Without integrity, motivation is dangerous; without motivation, capacity is impotent; without capacity, understanding is limited; without understanding, knowledge is meaningless; without knowledge, experience is blind.