A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
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The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.
The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities, large and small.
War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.
Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
The only peace is being out of earshot.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.