Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.

-Harold Geneen
Harold Geneen

In the business world, everyone is always working at legitimate cross purposes, governed by self interest.

Harold Geneen
It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.
Harold Geneen

Management must manage!

Harold Geneen
Business is many things, the least of which is the balance sheet. It is a fluid, ever changing, living thing, sometimes building to great peaks, sometimes falling to crumbled lumps.
Harold Geneen

In a good meeting there is a momentum that comes from the spontaneous exchange of fresh ideas and produces extraordinary results. That momentum depends on the freedom permitted the participants.

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

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It's growth - - mental, financial you name it.

Harold Geneen
Ninety-nine percent of all surprises in business are negative.
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
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.