Monday, February 16, 2009

i-TFTD #187

i-TFTD #187

#187-1. People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.

-H. Ross Perot

#187-2. We are not donkeys, and some of us do not eat carrots and we don't like sticks.

-Peter Block

#187-3. The finest leadership advice in the world: ask questions and listen!

-James Lundy


Even in this day and age the simplistic carrot-stick approach is widely mentioned, necessitating the plethora of books and seminars on inspirational leadership.

The third sounds simple, but do we ask the right questions to the right people often enough? And to ask and then listen... no wonder true leaders are so few.

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