Anne M Lindbergh
"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”
“We had a fundamental belief that doing it right the first time was much easier and cheaper than having to go back and fix it. And I cannot say strongly enough that the repercussions of that attitude are staggering. ”
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Great minds discuss ideas: average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve what they want to achieve.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Lewis E Pierson
Business is like a man rowing upstream. He has no choice; he must go ahead or he will go back.
Richard L Evans
Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Give me a firm place to stand and I will move the earth.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.
When you win on price you rent the business, when you win on value you own the business.
Never confuse the size of your pay cheque with the size of your talent.
If you try hard and you have fun and you’re a good sport, you’re a success no matter what the score or where you finish.
Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.
I'm a big advocate of being around the things that you want to do eventually, and being around people who are doing them.
After bad weather comes fine weather.
J Earl Schoaff
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.
People don't fail because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.
Benjamin F. Fairless
What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love… Give it the best there is in you… Seize your opportunities… And be a member of the team.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Simplicity is the trademark of genius
One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
Mark H McCormack
The mental game of business is understanding this Paradox: the better you think you are doing, the greater should be your cause for concern: the more self-satisfied you are with your accomplishments, your past achievements, your ‘right moves’, the less you should be.
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Always tell yourself: The difference between running a business and ruining a business is “i”.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
Dr Sohail Inayatullah
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Herbert N. Casson
There is no Fate that plans our lives. Whatever comes to us, good or bad, is usually the result of our own action or lack of action.
Sports do not build character, they reveal it.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
nvestment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Your goal as an investor should be simply to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily understandable business, whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher, 5, 10, and 20 years from now.
Frank A. Clark
We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't.
Harry E Fosdick
Don't simply retire; have something to retire to.
It is impossible to excel at something you don’t enjoy.
When I was young I thought money was the most important thing in life: now that I am old I know it is.
Ken Griffey Jr.
You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.
By leadership, I mean taking complete responsibility for an organization's well-being and growth, and changing it for the better. Real leadership is not about prestige, power or status. It is about responsibility.
Harry F Banks
Financial rewards follow accomplishment, they don’t precede it.
Edwin J Thomas
A well informed employee is the best salesperson a company can have.
Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do: That is character!
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Winning is the science of being totally prepared.
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and then drive through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares about who gets the credit.
It is not the employer that pays wages, he only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages.
George Bernard Shaw
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.