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Dee Hock Quotes and Sayings

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Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture.
- Dee Hock

As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species -
that means all known and recorded information -
is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.
- Dee Hock

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
- Dee Hock

Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred.
Don't do them to others, ever.
- Dee Hock

 

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind,
and creativity will instantly fill it.
- Dee Hock

Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.
- Dee Hock

Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.
- Dee Hock

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The problem is never how to get new,
innovative thoughts into your mind,
but how to get old ones out.
- Dee Hock

Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers,
and free your people to do the same.
All else is trivia.
- Dee Hock

The closest thing to a law of nature in business is
that form has an affinity for expense,
while substance has an affinity for income.
- Dee Hock

Think about technological float: it took centuries
for the wheel to gain universal acceptance.
Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
- Dee Hock

Success follows those adept at preserving the substance
of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
- Dee Hock

Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
- Dee Hock

An organization, no matter how well designed,
is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
- Dee Hock

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required
for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,'
then you know nothing of leadership.
You know only tyranny.
- Dee Hock

Make another list of things done for you that you loved.
Do them for others, always.
- Dee Hock

If you go back to the first single-cell form of life,
it clearly possessed the capacity to receive,
to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.
- Dee Hock

Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good
use by people with all the other qualities.
- Dee Hock

Money motivates neither the best people,
nor the best in people.
It can move the body and influence the mind,
but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit;
that is reserved for belief,
principle, and morality.
- Dee Hock

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective,
ability, and judgment are radically different from yours.
It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility,
tolerance, and wisdom.
- Dee Hock

If you're in such a position of power and your ego
is such that this is not possible,
then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright,
committed people who are questioning,
exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.
- Dee Hock

It won't do away with hierarchy totally,
but the principal leader will be the person who most
exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required
who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require.
- Dee Hock

An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this:
I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just
take all your traditional beliefs about organizations,
and apply them to the neurons in your brain?
- Dee Hock

What will become compellingly important is absolute
clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of
conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every
member of the organization understands in a common way,
and with deep conviction.
- Dee Hock

The prudent course is to make an investment in learning,
testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts
compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine
how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future.
- Dee Hock

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself -
your ethics,
character, principles, purpose, motivation,
and conduct.
Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you,
and 15% managing your peers.
- Dee Hock

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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