Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
– E. M. Forster
This weekend, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. In the spirit of gratitude, I am sharing with you a quote that calls us to live appreciation and not just “say thanks”. In business, as in life, gratitude and appreciation is characteristic of great leaders, mentors, teachers and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” – Bill Gates
“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Inspired by a HBS course I am taking, here is Clayton Christensen talking about deciding what you stand for and stand for is 100% of the time! Enjoy today’s Savvy Saturday! – EMC
The lesson I learned from this is that it’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, as some of my former classmates have done, you’ll regret where you end up. You’ve got to define for yourself what you stand for and draw the line in a safe place.”
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson