Quotes in leadership

There is a difference between having a vision and suffering from a hallucination.


Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.


the aim of leadership should be to improve the performance of man and machine, to improve quality, to increase output, and simultaneously to bring pride of workmanship to people. Put in a negative way, the aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men, but to remove the causes of failure: to help people to do a better job with less effort.


The greatest waste in America is failure to use the abilities of people.


Deming’s First Theorem: “Nobody gives a hoot about profits.”
Deming’s Second Theorem: “We are being ruined by best efforts.”


As I use the term here, the job of a leader is to accomplish transformation of his organization. He possesses knowledge, personality, and persuasive power.


To manage one must lead. To lead, one must understand the work that he and his people are responsible for.


Top management should publish a resolution that no one will lose his job for contribution to quality and productivity.


he that would run his company on visible figures alone will in time have neither company nor figures.


The transformation can only be accomplished by man, not by hardware (computers, gadgets, automation, new machinery). A company can not buy its way into quality.