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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
The highest art of professional management requires the literal ability to 'smell' a 'real fact' from all others.

R
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
A
Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.
N
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.
K
When I come upon a man who has a gleaming, empty, clear desktop, I am dealing with a fellow who is so far removed from the realities of his business that someone else is running it for him.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Managing/ Nineteen Eighty-Four
R: Founder, MCI Communications
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: On why management sometimes accepts underachievement, "Managing," with Alvin Moscow, Doubleday 84
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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