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" Anyone can sell product by dropping their prices, but it does not breed loyalty. "
" It's important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say 'Hi.' It doesn't have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else. "
" If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears. "
" When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage. "
" I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me. "
" I think most people are inherently interested in how their brain works, in what makes them tick. "
" Academic experts may not be good at doing what they are experts in themselves, but they are good at explaining the subject matter to others. They write books, teach courses and offer lessons and give steps others can follow. "
" Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like - or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy. "
" There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. "
" Pilots, to a large degree, are like salesmen. They have to be confident to be good at their jobs. They have to practice relentlessly and plan out all the scenarios of the things that could happen when they're out there. Nothing is more important than preparation. They are also mighty competitive, both as individuals and as squadrons. "
" There's nothing efficient about innovation. "
" The world is a bell curve. Classroom test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you're studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve. "
" Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others. "
" The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn't. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it's time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason - to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do. "
" To spend more money, you have to have more money, but time is fixed and we all have the same amount to spare. How we choose to spend it can make a significant difference on the impact we have in our careers or in the world. "
" The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past. "
" Whether individuals or organisations, we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them, but for ourselves. "
" During World War II, the pilot losses were staggering. In some bombing raids, as many as 80% of the planes that left did not return. "
" Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. "
" Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything - for better or for worse. "
" Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason? "
" I try to find, celebrate and teach leaders how to build platforms that will inspire others. "
" No matter when or where, always bring your 'A' game, because you never know when it will open doors for you. "
" Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can't let go of it. "
" If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do. "
" Listening is active. At its most basic level, it's about focus, paying attention. "
" Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound. "
Never Give Up
" Spending too much time focused on others' strengths leaves us feeling weak. Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong. "
" Any parent who tells their kids that they can't attend a school play or go to a soccer match because they have to work is kidding themselves. It's OK to miss a game or two or a performance here and there, but it's not all right to miss the majority of them. "
" When I was a kid, I was a bit of a space geek. I loved the space program and all things NASA. I would read books about our solar system; I had pictures of the Space Shuttle on my bedroom wall. And yes, I even went to Space Camp. "
" People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it. "