A consultant solves other people"s problems. I could never do that. I want to help other people solve their own problems.
Talent comes with an individual name tag.
If there is one general law of communication it is that we never communicate as effectively as we think we do.
A leader shapes and shares a vision, which gives point to the work of others.
In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property.
Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning.
An economy that adds value through information, ideas, and intelligence-the Three I Economy-offers a way out of the apparent clash between material growth and environmental resources.
The world by and large has to be reinvented.
Ordinary citizens are so accepting of what is going on, grumbling when their material interests were affected, but seemingly accepting the spiritual poverty so characteristic of today.
This is just a preliminary study of this facility,
Creativity needs a bit of untidiness. Make everything too neat and there is no room for experiment.
Passion is born of vague hopes.
Profit has to be a means to other ends rather than an end in itself.
Forget land, buildings, or machines-the real source of wealth today is intelligence, applied intelligence. We talk glibly of "intellectual property" without taking on board what it really means. It isn't just patent rights and brand names; it is the brains of the place.
Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.
If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise.
We learn by reflecting on what has happened. The process seldom works in reverse, although most educational processes assume that it does. We hope that we can teach people how to live before they live, or how to manage before they manage.
We are all prisoners of our past. It is hard to think of things except in the way we have always thought of them. But that solves no problems and seldom changes anything.
We should see schools as safe arenas for experimenting with life, for discovering our talents... for taking responsibity for tasks and others people, for learning how to learn... and for exploring our beliefs about life and society.
Learning is experience understood in tranquility.
I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be killed, boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a ch
Most of us prefer to walk backward into the future, a posture that may be uncomfortable but which at least allows us to keep on looking at familiar things as long as we can.
You have to stand outside the box to see how the box can be re-designed.
The best learning happens in real life with real problems and real people and not in classrooms.
We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply. It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.
Presidents, leaders, to be effective have to represent the whole to the parts and to the world outside. They may live in the centre but they must not be the centre. To reinforce the common sense they must be a constant teacher, ever travelling, ever talking, ever listening, the chief missionary of t
Purpose, pattern, and people, the three P's at the heart of life.
Why don't we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel'.
To learn anything other than the stuff you find in books, you need to be able to experiment, to make mistakes, to accept feedback, and to try again. It doesn't matter whether you are learning to ride a bike or starting a new career, the cycle of experiment, feedback, and new experiment is always the
A good team is a great place to be, exciting, stimulating, supportive, successful. A bad team is horrible, a sort of human prison.