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Ken Blanchard Quotes and Sayings

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The productivity of a work group seems to depend on
how the group members see their own goals in relation
to the goals of the organization.
- Ken Blanchard

People who produce good results feel good about themselves.
- Ken Blanchard

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
- Ken Blanchard

Too many leaders act as if the sheep...
their people...
are there for the benefit of the shepherd,
not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
- Ken Blanchard

 

I never use notes, they interfere with me.
- Ken Blanchard

The key to successful leadership today is influence,
not authority.
- Ken Blanchard

Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
- Ken Blanchard

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For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager,
they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
- Ken Blanchard

In the past a leader was a boss.
Today's leaders must be partners with their people...
they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
- Ken Blanchard

I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back.
My own experience about all the blessings I've had
in my life is that the more I give away,
the more that comes back.
That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.
- Ken Blanchard

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity,
while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
- Paul Gauguin

The productivity of work is not the responsibility
of the worker but of the manager.
- Peter Drucker

The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth
in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources:
capital deepening and total factor productivity growth,
or TFP growth.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Productivity and the growth of productivity must be
the first economic consideration at all times,
not the last.
That is the source of technological innovation,
jobs, and wealth.
- William E. Simon

Nowadays, business is all about productivity -
and our folks produce.
- John Hoeven

I was trying to figure out what to do next,
I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools -
software people could use every day,
particularly to help organize their lives.
- Mitch Kapor

Productivity is never an accident.
It is always the result of a commitment to excellence,
intelligent planning, and focused effort.
- Paul J. Meyer

In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over
$150 billion of productivity to depression alone.
That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
- Franz Kafka

I have always advocated for funding and programs that
increase our productivity and competitiveness.
- George Allen

I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
teachers' salaries.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity,
the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
- Raoul Vaneigem

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward
increasing the productivity of our natural capital -
the resource systems upon which we depend to live -
instead of our human capital.
- Paul Hawken

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

The simple act of paying positive attention to people
has a great deal to do with productivity.
- Thomas J. Peters

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger.
It was anger more than anything else that had set me off,
roused me into productivity and creativity.
- Mary Garden

We can no longer prosper by increasing human productivity.
The more we try to do, the more poverty we will create.
- Paul Hawken

Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading
and writing that bears his name and brings literacy,
independence, and productivity to the blind.
- Bob Ney

There's no question that California,
in the last three or four years,
has been privileged to add disproportionately to the
economic growth of America,
and to contribute to its technological productivity.
- Gray Davis

A variety of national and international studies indicate
that the broad-based deployment of information technology
can have a substantial impact on our nation's economic
productivity and growth as well as the educational
and social success of our citizens.
- Tim Holden

NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy -
globalization and technology.
Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job;
it is in creating high-wage,
new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.
- John F. Kerry

Trade helps bring us products cheaply,
but there is no guarantee whatsoever to assume that
it will allow us to replace the jobs that have been lost,
and there is no mechanism under productivity that says that,
either.
- Tim Bishop

Productivity is going to be a critical issue.
And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom.
It involves reexamining the learning experience and
restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time.
- Roy Romer

Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed
when leaders choose power over productivity,
it appears that bosses would rather be in control than
have the organization work well.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I remember very clearly at the first budget review
having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing...
We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness.
I got a chance to see that firsthand.
- Rick Wagoner

I turned down a scholarship to Yale.
The problem with college is that there's a tendency
to mistake preparation for productivity.
You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll
the dice you'll never be successful.
- Shia LaBeouf

There is no single development, in either technology or management technique,
which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude
improvement within a decade in productivity,
in reliability, in simplicity.
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared
to new global challenges,
where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough.
A combination of software, brains, and running harder
will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%.
- Jack Welch

The level of potential physical productivity of a society
depends on both the development of the intellect of its members,
and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
- Robert Trout

The challenge to our national economies and the collective
economy of Europe will become -
with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US -
even more intense in the decades to come.
- John Hutton

For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy
economic success in Michigan,
we defined it.
Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's
most productive companies,
and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity.
- Jennifer M. Granholm

The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to
conform to the true standard of wages,
the final productivity of social labor.
It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element,
with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
- John Bates Clark

As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power,
more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity,
all of which are convertible into standards concerned
only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
- Alex Campbell

When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense,
squandering an irreplaceable opportunity.
But when you use the moment properly,
filling it with purpose and productivity,
it lives on forever.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity
and prosperity are shared by all,
by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom
as well as those at the top;
an America in which the sacrifices required by national
security are shared by all,
by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

We couldn't be making as much money,
if we had to deal with stranger behaviour.
And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity,
off they go.
We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution.
That's the main thing, they slow things down.
- Chester Brown

I'm a political scientist and I study these things,
and I know that economic problems, with the rising
unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth,
were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows
companies to reduce costs,
benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services,
causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment,
and increases productivity and job creation.
- Larry Elder

We must speed up the deployment of broadband in order
to bring high-speed data services to homes and businesses.
The spread of information technology has contributed
to a steady growth in U.S.
productivity.
- Michael Oxley

You don't have a very motivated working class,
it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy.
If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised,
productivity losses will go along with that.
- James Sinegal

I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east,
for every area so we can develop all the regional economies,
lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth
and share it more evenly.
- John Prescott

To write the lives of the great in separating them
from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness,
because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.
- Simone Weil

Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies
go through including house training and puppy walking,
then at twelve month old it the training becomes a
lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise
you are in danger of stressing the dog.
- David Blunkett

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill


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