Harold S. Geneen Quotes

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Management must manage!.. view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away... view

By: Harold S. 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... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism.. view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

You can't run a business or anything else on a theory... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

In business, words are words.. view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts.. view

By: Harold S. Geneen

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

He suffered from paralysis by analysis... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

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

By: Harold S. Geneen

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first.. view

By: Harold S. Geneen

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance... view

By: Harold S. Geneen

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

By: Harold S. Geneen

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned... view

By: Harold S. Geneen