"You can only lead others where you yourself are willing to go"
"But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail"
"When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say that it happened naturally."
"A Leader is best when people barely know he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done ... they will say "We did it ourselves""
"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still"
"Knowledge flows along existing pathways in organisations. If we want to understand how to improve the flow of knowledge, we need to understand those pathways."
Laurence J. Peter
"In an organization, each person rises to the level of his own incompetence"
"Without a dream there is no reason to work...without work there is no reason to dream."
"Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out"
"You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere"
Lee Kuan Yew
"If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business"
"Management is nothing more than motivating other people"
"When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either"
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to ...
"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions"
"In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest"
"If you really want to do something, you do it. You don't save it for a sound bite"
Luc De Vauvenargues
"Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy"
"Not for himself, but for the world he lives"
"I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not"
"The most important part of every business is to know what ought to be done"