is better to invest in A person with a B product than in an A product
with a B person. —Georges Doriot, venture capitalist
the surface, [people issues] are sometimes viewed and written off
as a soft, touchy-feely approach that has no real regard for bottom-line
issues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who look
deeper find that [focusing on people issues] is an approach that
is not only kinder, but much tougher and results oriented. —Stephen
set as the goal the maximum capacity that people have. I settle
for no less. I make myself a relentless architect of the possibilities
of human beings. —Benjamin Zander
next revolution in technology is going to be much more about focusing
on the human dimension, making technology easier for people to use.
—John Herron, Jr.
stands there as a sentinel saying ‘Don’t forget the user.’ —Laura
are for knowing who your people are and identifying their relationship
to the enterprise. —Unknown
Secrets to Working with Passion
Those who truly experience career success and love their work, live
the following tenets.
The first step towards power is clarity.
Powerful people do not want to be like anyone else.
Powerful people know that getting there is all the fun.
Powerful people always have other powerful people to help them achieve
Powerful people know how to find their niche.
Powerful people enjoy the process of research; then they act on
the information they have.
Powerful people know how to make long lasting relationships.
Powerful people trust their instincts.
Powerful people know that freedom is the result of self-discipline.
Powerful people know when they get there.
art of management has been defined as knowing exactly what you want
men to do and then seeing that they do it in the best and cheapest
way. —Frederick Winslow Taylor
can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must
win their hearts to have them work with you. —Tiorio
knowledge management? We need to leverage human capital , expand
organizational knowledge and create sustaining value. —Cheryl
deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Marx would be amused. He longed for the day when the workers would
own the means of production. Now they do. —Charles Handy
you realize that approximately 42% of the average company's intellectual
capital exists only within its employees’ heads? —Thomas Brailsford
don’t manage people so much as market to them. —Peter Drucker
have become the tools of their tools. — Henry David Thoreau
of the world unite! Proletarians have nothing to lose but their
chains. —Karl Marx
not what you own that counts; it’s what you know. —David Owens
biggest tragedy in America is not the waste of natural resources,
though this is tragic. The biggest tragedy is the waste of human
resources. Oliver Wendell Holmes
average male gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom
becomes a sort of natural state to him. —H. L. Mencken
must be judged on his performance, not on his looks or his manners
or his personality or who he knows or is related to. Robert
great men could pass personnel. Paul Goodman
real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
by objective works if you know the objective. Ninety percent of
the time you don't. Peter Drucker
in the 1930s, the unions were like a 21-year-old woman. She was
beautiful, and had a gorgeous body, a sparkling personality, and
she seduced a lot of people into the union movement. That’s fine.
The problem is that this twenty-one-year-old siren is now in her
60’s and she’s forty pounds overweight, needs a face lift, and has
a terrible disposition…. The difficulty is that she still thinks
she’s 21. Eric Hoffer
and union may be likened to that serpent of the fables who on one
body had two heads that finding each other with poisoned fangs,
killed themselves. Peter Drucker
the gap between exemplary and average employees demonstrates the
tremendous potential for organizations to increase the performance
of their workforces. Tom Gilbert
luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad
luck. Don Shula
command and control is being replaced by or intermixed with all
kinds of relationships: alliances, joint ventures, minority participations,
partnerships, know-how, and marketing agreements—all relationships
in which no one controls and no one commands. These relationships
have to be based on a common understanding of objectives, policies,
and strategies; on teamwork; and on persuasion—or they do no work
at all. Peter Drucker
Karl Marx would
be amused. He longed for the day when the workers would own the
means of production. Now they do. Charles Handy
don’t manage people so much as market to them. Peter Drucker
of financial capital are praised on ubiquitous lists of the world’s
richest companies and the world’s richest people. Builders of human
capital are not. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
must be the change you wish to see in the world. —Ghandi