I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who are apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.
Good humor, like the jaundice, makes every one of its own complexion.
Once you wake up thought in a man, you can never put it to sleep again.
What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?
A loafer never works except when there is a fire; then he will carry out more furniture than anybody.
I happened on the idea of fitting an engine to a bicycle simply because I did not want to ride crowded trains and buses.
Acting was a way out at first. A way out of not knowing what to do, a way of focusing ambitions. And the ambition wasn't for fame. The ambition was to do an interesting job.
The manager cannot share his power with division superintendent or foreman or workman, but he can give them opportunities for developing their power.
Most people are not for or against anything; the first object of getting people together is to make them respond somehow, to overcome inertia.
Coercive power is the curse of the universe; coactive power, the enrichment and advancement of every human soul.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.
The test of being a good host is how well the departing guest likes himself.
If each of us were to confess his most secret desire, the one that inspires all his plans, all his actions, he would say: "I want to be praised.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightning.
There is only one way...to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
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