Quotes in leadership

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

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Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?

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Managers must see themselves as experimenters who lead learning, not dictators who impose control.


Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

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You manage things; you lead people.


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


Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment.


The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.

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A good question for anybody in business to ask is What business are we in? To do well what we are doing-i.e., to turn out a good product, or good service, whatever it be? Yes, of course, but this is not enough. We must keep asking - What product or service would help our customers more? We must think about the future. What will we be making 5 years from now? 10 years from now?


Don't be evil. We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served - as shareholders and in all other ways - by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company.

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