Tuesday, July 6, 2010

i-TFTD #291: On Using the Intelligence Asset

i-TFTD #291: On Using the Intelligence Asset

#291-1. Intelligence is when you spot a flaw in your boss's reasoning. Wisdom is when you refrain from pointing it out.
-James Dent

2. Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
-Walter Lippmann

3. In an information economy, the most valuable company assets drive themselves home every night. If they are not treated well, they do not return the next morning.
-Peter Chang

Catching someone make a mistake, whether boss or spouse or subordinate, and not pointing it out… how many of us have that kind of self-control over temptation? Of course, the advice to refrain from pointing out is probably intended in a light vein and not to be taken as serious advice.

Thinking differently from the crowd is an essential quality for any leader. Conformity can never produce excellence.

Treating employees well is often mistaken as granting privileges or ignoring wrong behaviour. Fair, consistent and transparent application of policies and practices, however strict, gives better results.

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