Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it
Culturally intelligent innovation begins with changing our impulse from ‘Why can’t you see it like I do?’ to ‘Help me see what I might be missing’
– David Livermore
After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
– Alfred Perlman
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
– Chris Hadfield
If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t
– Bill Nye
The planning fallacy is common inside and outside of the business at both strategic and operational management level.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
– Shunryu Suzuki
Some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from our mistakes.
You cannot build an adaptable organisation without adaptable people and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to.
– Gary Hamel