Core values are essential for enduring greatness, but it doesn’t seem to matter what those core values are.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The good-to-great companies made a habit of putting their best people on their best opportunities, not their biggest problems.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake. The best people don’t need to be managed. Guided, taught, led–yes. But not tightly managed.