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Robert Townsend
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US business executive. He was chairman of Avis Rent-a-Car
         
   
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A good leader needs to have a compass in his head and a bar of steel in his heart.

R
A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.
A
If asked when you can deliver something, ask for time to think. Build in a margin of safety. Name a date. Then deliver it earlier than you promised. You'll be very valuable wherever you are.
N
Don't hire a master to paint you a masterpiece and then assign a roomful of schoolboy artists to look over his shoulder and make suggestions.
K
Deals aren't usually blown by principals; they're blown by lawyers and accountants trying to prove how valuable they are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In "Readers' Digest," Mar 1990.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Further Up the Organization, 1984.
   


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