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Lee Iacocca
October 15, 1924 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.


The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.


We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?


Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.


If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble. And Henry was 95 percent.


Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.


The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.


The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.

    Topics: Family

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.


I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.


The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.


There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.


One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.


Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death.


The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness.


In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.


Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.


I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.


If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.


I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.


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