Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in Harmony
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
James Lane Allen
Practically all great artists accept the influence of others. But . . . the artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally moulds something distinctly personnel.
Romare Howard Bearden
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
Our visions begin with our desires.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for--because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
Strategic planning is worthless, unless there is first a strategic vision.
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.
A vision is not a vision unless it says yes to some ideas and no to others, inspires people and is a reason to get out of bed in the morning and come to work.
The people who shape our lives and our cultures have the ability to communicate a vision or a quest or a joy or a mission.
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Whither is fled the visionary gleam / Where is it now, the glory and the dream.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
Peter F. Drucker
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy')
Richard V. Allen
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
EDWIN H. FRIEDMAN
There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing.
JAMES KOUZES AND BARRY POSNER
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
H. ROSS PEROT
The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Peter F. Drucker
Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.
I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.
Properly practiced creativity MUST result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.
Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
It costs a lot to build bad products.
Norman Ralph Augustine
The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution.
Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations.
If it doesn't taste good it doesn't go on the menu.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Grown men have been seen fleeing after reading the menu posted outside.
William E. Geist
“It is an art apart. Saint Francis of Assisi said,
"All saints can do miracles, but few of them can keep hotel."”
Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.