Born: January 22, 1910
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 21, 1997
Occupation: Author and Businessman
Profile: C.E.O. and president of the ITT Corporation (1959-1977).
Number of Quotes: 6
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationships of the men and women in the organization.
In a good meeting there is a momentum that comes from the spontaneous exchange of fresh ideas and produces extraordinary results. That momentum depends on the freedom permitted the participants.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
It is practically impossible for a top management man, or even middle management, to be doing the degree and level of work that he should be doing and, at the same time, have a clean desk.
Leadership is practiced, not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps ... If the president of a company has a clean desk ... then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work.