deals aren’t usually blown by principals; they’re blown by lawyers and accountants trying to prove how valuable they are

The only way I know to get somebody trained is on the job

Most of the characteristics of leadership is not evident in board-room encounters

Provide the climate and proper nourishment and let the people grow themselves

Strategic = expensive to correct

Man is a complicating animal. He only simplifies under pressure

Money, like prestige, if sought directly, is almost never gained

Why spend all that money and time on the selection of people when the people you’ve got are breaking down from under-use

Security is for people who don’t have a chance to make it big

Too little makes you creative in your use of people

Robert Townsend