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Harold S. Geneen
(1910-1997) born on
Jun 11
US businessman. He was CEO of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph), 1959-77.
         
   
F
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

R
In a good meeting there is a momentum that comes from the spontaneous exchange of fresh ideas and produces extraordinary results. That momentum depends on the freedom permitted the participants.
A
You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory.
N
If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job.
K
The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Managing/ Nineteen Eighty-Four
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: "Managing," 1984.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: On why management sometimes accepts underachievement, "Managing," with Alvin Moscow, Doubleday 84
   


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