Twelve Quotes Worth Quoting About Organizational Renewal

1.         There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future, widely shared. – Burt Nanus

2.         Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it a thing to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryan

3.         Unless the company is endowed with…individuals who challenge old practices and, when necessary, violate company rules and policy, it won’t be able to meet the difficult challenge of changing conditions. – Thomas V. Bonoma

4.         The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. – Abraham Lincoln

5.         One of the best lessons children learn through video games is that standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else. – Jinx Milea & Pauline Little

6.         I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is. – Wayne Gretsky

7.         If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

8.         If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it. – S. I. Hayakawa

9.         The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

10.       I’ve never been satisfied with anything we’ve ever built.  I’ve felt that dissatisfaction is the basis of progress.  When we become satisfied in business, we become obsolete. – Bill Marriott, Sr.

11.       The whittling away of middle management is further reinforcing the trend for companies to smash the hierarchical pyramid and adopt new people structures such as networks, intrapreneurs, and small teams. – John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

12.       It’s real simple.  If we’re not getting more, better, faster than they are getting more, better, faster, then we’re getting less better or more worse. – Tom Peters

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