Quotes in leadership
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
You can't command people to do their best; they can only command that of themselves.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.
There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out.
Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.
Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?
The frequency of leadership going to the gemba is inversely proportional to the number of walls separating them from the gemba.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.