Born: March 8, 1925
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: July 31, 2014
Occupation: Author and Professor of Business Administration
Profile: Best known for Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge.
Number of Quotes: 5
Copying other organizations' activities sounds like industrial espionage to some people, but the truth is that benchmarking is perfectly legal and ethical.
Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right things.
The leader ... is rarely the brightest person in the group. Rather, they have extraordinary taste, which makes them more curators than creators. They are appreciators of talent and nurturers of talent and they have the ability to recognize valuable ideas.
The only way many companies can attract and keep the best people is by offering them more than merely money or prestige - they offer them the chance to make history.
Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, not should they be.