Organizing Genius / Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman Groups become great only when everyone in them, leaders and members alike, is free to do his or her absolute best. The best thing a leader can do for a Great Group is to allow its members to discover their greatness.
Leaderships Mt Everestfree to do his or her absolute best … allow its members to discover their greatness.
We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we didnt think of when we initially wrote the software. We fixed them by doing it over and over, again and again. We do the same today. While our competitors are still sucking their thumbs trying to make the design perfect, were already on prototype version No. 5. By the time our rivals are ready with wires and screws, we are on version No. 10. It gets back to planning versus acting: We act from day one; others plan how to plan for months. Bloomberg by Bloomberg
Forget>Learn The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. Dee Hock
20. BUT … Leaders Have to Deliver, So They Worry About Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater.
Damned If You Do, Damned If You Dont, Just Plain Damned. Subtitle in the chapter, Own Up to the Great Paradox: Success Is the Product of Deep Grooves/ Deep Grooves Destroy Adaptivity, Liberation Management (1992)
24. Leaders Know that THERES MORE TO LIFE THAN LINE EXTENSIONS. Leaders Love to CREATE NEW MARKETS.
Acquisitions are about buying market share. Our challenge is to create markets. There is a big difference. Peter Job, CEO, Reuters
25. Leaders … Make Their Mark / Leaders … Do Stuff That Matters
I never, ever thought of myself as a businessman. I was interested in creating things I would be proud of.Richard Branson
Management has a lot to do with answers. Leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is: Who do we intend to be? Not What are we going to do? but Who do we intend to be? Max De Pree, Herman Miller
26. Leaders Push Their Organizations W-a-y Up the Value-added/ Intellectual Capital Chain
It was much later that I realized Dads secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth-grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a bishop or a college president. He was seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Respect
Individuals (would-be leaders) cannot engage in a liberating mutual discovery process unless they are comfortable with their own skin. (Leaders who are not comfortable with themselves become petty control freaks.)
The Word According to TP: Upon having the Leadership Mantle placed upon ones head, he/she shall never hear the unvarnished truth again!* (*Therefore, she/he needs one faithful compatriot to lay it on with no jelly.)