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Harold S. Geneen – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Harold S. Geneen

 

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

– Harold S. Geneen


The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

– Harold S. Geneen


I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises – but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


In business, words are words explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first the cash will come later.

– Harold S. Geneen


It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


It’s better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.

– Harold S. Geneen


The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism it’s egotism.

– Harold S. Geneen


You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory.

– Harold S. Geneen


You can’t run a business or anything else on a theory.

– Harold S. Geneen


The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.

– Harold S. Geneen


Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

– Harold S. Geneen


Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.

– Harold S. Geneen


It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.

– Harold S. Geneen


Management must manage!

– Harold S. Geneen


Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.

– Harold S. Geneen


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