Top 10 Quotes by Harold Geneen

Harold Geneen

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.

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

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.

Harold Geneen
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold Geneen

What you manage in business is people

Harold Geneen
Better a good decision quickly than the best decision too late.
Harold Geneen

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

Harold Geneen
If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job.
Harold Geneen

You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.

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