Understanding root causes will make
you less vulnerable to future episodes.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Man is very well defended against himself... The actual fortress
is inaccessible, even invisible to him, unless his friends and enemies
play the traitor and conduct him in by a secret path.
Think. The big fucking picture.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
That's what being a boss is. You steer the ship the best way you
know. Sometimes it's smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Marriage, or any relationship for that matter,
is a give and a take.
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence,
seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.
What do we mean when we say leadership?
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to
define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision
of the future.
Edwin H. Friedman
Let me figure out how to take care of you.
Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of
their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what
they can accomplish.
When I delegate, I delegate.
Business, after all, is nothing more than a bunch of human relationships.
What use is an unloaded gun?
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters, comedian
Now's okay for a chat, not a sitdown.
The way to gain a reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire
Go wait outside. Now.
A problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created it.
Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought us to this.
How do you know you have won? When your people are visibly growing
individually and as a group.
Sir John Harvey-Jones,
Former Chairman, ICI
You're supposed to be earners, that's why you've got the top positions.
Every leader should have enough humility to accept, publicly, the
responsibility for the mistakes of the subordinates he has himself
selected and, likewise, to give them credit, publicly, for their
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This ain't negotiation time. This is Scarface, final scene,
fuckin' bazookas under each arm, 'Say hello to my little friend.'
The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist
sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I don't think you understand. I want you to write that letter.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Charles de Gaulle
What can we say about this guy. The ancient Romans had a word for it: asshole.
Larry Boy Barese
When your opponent gives you an opening, be swift as a hare.
Sun Tzu (via Janice Soprano)
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat
To the people I love. Nothing else matters.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at
It's my mess. All my choices were wrong.
You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.
What happened to you? Your shoes are soaking wet.
The major challenge faced by executives is not understanding the practice of leadership, it is practicing their understanding of leadership.
You know, what's interesting is, being your own self is kind of a blur.
Human frailty, makes me sick sometimes.
When guys are on the mattresses they're not out earning.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
We worry so much sometimes it feels like all we do. But in the end it just gets washed away.
Maybe I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.