Wise Words for the Workplace
There are no facts, only opinions.
Problems that go away by themselves come back by themselves. Just because you’ve fixed a problem that doesn’t mean you’ve fixed the problem. Just because it works that doesn’t meant it’s right.
Never mistake activity for progress.
Whom you bad-mouth today will be your boss tomorrow.
They will remember how poorly the job was done long after they’ve forgotten how quickly it was done. If you hang around long enough you’ll get somewhere.
Nothing is simple.
If it were simple, everyone would do it.
The hardest lesson to learn is that learning is a continual process. No one will grow who is not stretched.
It doesn’t matter how long you work on something, what counts is getting it done right. Failure to plan on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on my part. Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
You can’t make a fact out of an opinion by raising your voice. You can never destroy the Establishment, you can only replace it. If you do take over, you become the Establishment. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Every advantage has at least one corresponding disadvantage. Carpe Diem – Seize the day.
By working faithfully 8 hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day. If you can’t get all of your work done in 24 hours, work nights! It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
If a committee or team is allowed to discuss a bad idea long enough it will vote to implement the idea simply because so much work has already been done on it. The Principle of Success – get up one more time than you’re knocked down. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. Ambrose Bierce’s definition of a lawyer – one skilled at circumventing the law. The only function of economic forecasting is...
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