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Quotes From an Influential Leader

Results
  • They walk the talk and deliver what they promise when they promised it
  • My favorite kind of people take time to study, but they don't obsess. They look at the problem just long enough to fully understand it and then they move on to the solution.

Decisions
  • Decisions by definition require risk
  • You have to be able to step up to the possibility that in spite of your best efforts your decision may be wrong and then go ahead and make it anyway

Leadership
  • When teaching leaderingship it makes me think of when someone asked...[Louis Armstrong]...to define jazz...[h]e said, "If you gotta ask...you ain't never gonna know."
  • You have to be able to gain commitment and make people believers in your cause/

Conceptual Thinking
  • Conceptual thingers are people who can put pieces together and turn those pieces into the right answers
  • They are people who can see both the forest and the trees. These people are able to look at a problem and view it from all angles, turn it over and inside-out.
  • You have to learn something from everything you do and you have to learn as much from what didn't work as from what did.


~James M. Kilts - CEO of The Gillette Company

Some quotes from his webcast that I was taking pictures at yesterday. I have a good memory don't I? lol...not really...I just have his speech in front of me hehe...

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