If you pick the right people and
give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put
compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to
is a strength, even if it means
plunging part of the company into
total confusion for a while.
Change before you have to.
Getting great talent, giving them all the support in the world,
and letting them run is the whole management philosophy of
The essence of
competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe
that what they think and do is important – and then get out of
their way while they do it.
An overburdened, overstretched
executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't
have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people.
Leading a big company... means never
allowing a company to take itself too seriously, and reminding
itself constantly... that yesterday's press clippings often wrap
My main job was developing talent.
I was a
gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top
750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.
The world will not belong to
'managers' or those who can make the numbers dance. The world
will belong to
leaders – people who not only have
enormous amounts of energy but who can
energize those whom they lead.