July 12, 2009

"To manage or to coach? People will manage the work. By attempting to manage people you are limiting their potential. A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!"

- Catherine Pulsifer

July 11, 2009

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."

- Hyman Rickover

July 10, 2009

"Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick, convoluted planning books."

- Jack Welch

July 9, 2009

"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."

- Peter Drucker

July 8, 2009

"If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got."

- Lee Iacocca

July 7, 2009

"Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal."

- Elbert Hubbard

July 6, 2009

"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."

- Zig Ziglar

July 5, 2009

"If people are coming to work excited . . . if they're making mistakes freely and fearlessly . . . if they're having fun . . . if they're concentrating doing things, rather than preparing reports and going to meetings - then somewhere you have leaders."

- Robert Townsend

July 4, 2009

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader."

- Max DePree

July 3, 2009

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

- Ralph Nadar

July 2, 2009

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

July 1, 2009

"Charisma becomes the undoing of leaders. It makes them inflexible, convinced of their own infallibility, unable to change."

- Peter Drucker