4 Friday Quotes for Leaders & Entrepreneur

“No matter how much charisma you have, some members of an organization may remain opposed to the new direction, or at most offer very lukewarm support.  However, they are less likely to be able to thwart or sabotage those new directions when decisions on directions have emerged from a fair process than if you had handed them down by fiat like a Machiavellian Prince.”

–Jeswald W. Salacuse (Leading Leaders:  How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People)


“Championship teams utilize the entire roster, from the star player who performs remarkable feats every day to the utility player who sees occasional action.  Relegating anyone to obscurity in day-to-day operations will have dire consequences when everyone is needed in critical moments to produce victory.”

–Judith E. Glaser (The DNA of Leadership)


“People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change in order to get something better for fear of getting something worse.”

–Eric Hoffer


“The chief responsibility of a great manager is not to enforce quality, or to ensure customer service, or to set standards, or to build high-performance teams.  The starting point is each employee’s talents.  The challenge: to figure out the best way to transform these talents into performance.”

–Marcus Buckingham (The One Thing You Need to Know)

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