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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Top 10 Quotes for Management Consulting

I am posting these famous management quotes which I feel is apt for Management Consulting. Some of this are so true for consulting professionals,  I couldnt resist and added more than the original ten I had planned to post.

 General Joe Stilwell is reported to have said, "Keep smiling. The higher the monkey climbs, the more you can see of his backside".

 Sixth Law of Pricing – If they don’t like your work, don’t take their money

 Murphy’s Law – If anything can possibly go wrong, it will.

 Good Management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people – John – D – Rockefeller.

 People don't resist change. They resist being changed! 

 The leader of the past knew how to tell. The leader of the future will know how to ask – Peter Drucker

 Please accept the fact that the human race is split three ways: some people can take in information by looking at figures, some by looking at graphs, and a third group only by touching it, feeling it, or writing it - Unknown

 The best way to predict the future is to create it - unknown

 Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans - Unknown

 In McKinsey's world, all of life is one of two things: strategy or organization. – Tom Peters

 We divide business plans into three categories: candy, vitamins, and painkillers. We throw away the candy. We look at vitamins. We really like painkillers. We especially like addictive painkillers! - K Fong

 What are the facts? Again and again and again--what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell"--what are the facts and to how many decimal places? - R.A. Heinlein

 Business must be run at a profit, else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit... then the business must die as well, for it no longer has a reason for existence. – Henry Ford

 There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. – Sam Walton

 We've long believed that when the rate of change inside an institution becomes slower than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight. The only question is when. – Jack Welch

 Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

 Bad news isn't bad wine. It doesn't improve with age. – Colin Powell

 Julia Keller - PowerPoint has a dark side. It squeezes ideas into a preconceived format, organizing and condensing not only your material but-inevitably, it seems-your way of thinking about and looking at that material. A complicated, nuanced issue invariably is reduced to headings and bullets. And if that doesn't stultify your thinking about the subject, it may have that effect on your audience-which is at the mercy of your presentation.

 Never give people unsolicited advice. If they want your opinion, they'll ask for it. And only those who ask for it and pay for it will value it – Bob Bly

 People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed – Dr Samuel Johnson

 A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble – M Gandhi

 To be a master communicator, all you have to do is follow a simple three-step process. First, have something good to say. Second, say it well. And third, say it often – Jim Rohn

 Winning communicators don't strive for perfection, they strive for connection – Unknown

 Most people don't listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply. They filter everything through their own paradigm and experiences, so that what they hear may not be what you said – Mark Scureman


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Cheers
ArunKumar Arunachalaiah

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