It is better to invest in an A person with a B product than in an A product with a B person. - Georges Doriot, venture capitalist *
On 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 Covey
I 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
The 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.
Someone stands there as a sentinel saying Don't forget the user. - Laura Blanchard
Roles are for knowing who your people are and identifying their relationship to the enterprise. - Unknown
10 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 their goals.
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.
- Nancy Anderson *
The 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
You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you. - Tiorio
Why knowledge management? We need to leverage human capital , expand organizational knowledge and create sustaining value. - Cheryl Curid
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. - William James
Karl Marx would be amused. He longed for the day when the workers would own the means of production. Now they do. - Charles Handy
Did you realize that approximately 42% of the average company's intellectual capital exists only within its employees' heads? - Thomas Brailsford
We don't manage people so much as market to them. - Peter Drucker
Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau
Workers of the world unite! Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. -Karl Marx
It's not what you own that counts; it's what you know. - David Owens
The 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
The average male gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him. - H. L. Mencken
Everybody 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 Townsend
Few great men could pass personnel. - Paul Goodman
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. - B.F. Skinner
Management by objective works if you know the objective. Ninety percent of the time you don't. - Peter Drucker
Back 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
Management 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
Quantifying the gap between exemplary and average employees demonstrates the tremendous potential for organizations to increase the performance of their workforces. - Tom Gilbert
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. - Don Shula
Increasingly, 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
Holders 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
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Ghandi