The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.
Charles A. Jaffe
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
What we’ve gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question ‘Can we trust Microsoft?’
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.