Facts about Harold S. Geneen

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Harold S. Geneen was a famous Businessman from United Kingdom, who lived between and 1997.

Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Harold, under the main topics: Business, Wisdom.

Famous quotes by Harold S. Geneen (27)


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"You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory"
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"You can't run a business or anything else on a theory"
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"You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work"
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"We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs"
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"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process"
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"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism"
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"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication"
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"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"
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"Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away"
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"Performance is your reality. Forget everything else"
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"Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it"
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"Management must manage!"
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"Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented"
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"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions"
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"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned"
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"It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one"
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"It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance"
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"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality"
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"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later"
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"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality"
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"If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job"
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"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality"
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"I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them"
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"He suffered from paralysis by analysis"
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"Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves"
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"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"
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"A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason"


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