Top 10 Quotes by Harold Geneen

Harold Geneen

What you manage in business is people

Harold Geneen
Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
Harold Geneen

The highest art of professional management requires the literal ability to 'smell' a 'real fact' from all others.

Harold 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 Geneen

If you keep working you'll last longer. I'd hate to spend the rest of my life trying to outwit an 18-inch fish.

Harold Geneen
When I come upon a man who has a gleaming, empty, clear desktop, I am dealing with a fellow who is so far removed from the realities of his business that someone else is running it for him.
Harold Geneen

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.

Harold Geneen
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold Geneen

The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Check yourself against this list of obstacles to a pleasing personality: interrupting others; sarcasm; vanity; being a poor listener; insincere flattery; finding fault; challenging others without good cause; giving unsolicited advice; complaining; attitude of superiority; envy of others' success; poor posture and dress.

Harold Geneen
Management must manage!