Born: March 15, 1943
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Occupation: Author, Professor, and Social Scientist
Profile: Holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School.
Number of Quotes: 5
Companies that stay ahead of change are ones in which their people see change as something they themselves accomplish and not something that is imposed on them. They see lots of opportunities to take initiative.
The power of the position is giving way to the power of the person. A formal title and its placement on an organization chart have less to do with career prospects and success ... than the skills and ideas a person brings to that work.
There's nothing more demoralizing than having nobody notice good performance ... the successful culture is one that provides constant recognition and applause. At the same time, it breeds a restless dissatisfaction that keeps you challenging yourself to a higher and higher performance.
To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
You can always buy something in English, you can't always sell something in English.