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5/20/2012 9:56:37No...."the functional structure has proved to be very successful pirmarily because it develops core functional competences and hence attracts individuals whohave a career in a particular disciplineISO9000ISO900, matrix organization, HR, management
5/20/2012 10:00:30No"Sometimes we have no choice if we don't own the process but when we have control over all the variables that influence teh quality of the ouputs, we can guarantee the quality of the product or service. Some of the variables have a greater influence on output quality than others and although we may not be able to controll all the variables all the time, we should aim to control those variables which have greatest impact so that customer satisfaction is assured."ISO9000P. 139ISO9000, quality.
5/20/2012 10:03:13No"A realistic method for setting targets is to monitor what the process currently achieves, observe teh variation, then set a target that lies outside the upper and lower limits of variation, then you know the process will meet the target.ISO9000P. 163ISO9000, Setting targets, quality, baselines
5/20/2012 10:05:11Yes..."a manager of people needs to understand that all people are different and the performance of anyone is largely governed by the system in which they work."Deming (ISO9000)P. 173Deming, quality, system limitations, people
5/20/2012 10:09:56Yes"We measure the success of schools not by the kinds of human beings they promote but by whatever increase in reading scores they chalk up. We have allowed quantitative standards, so central to the adult economic system, to become the prinicipal yardstcik for our definition of our children's worth."Kenneth KinnistonISO9000 P. 185child education, quality, quantiative metrics,Originally published in 1976 "The 11 year olds of today are the computer terminals of tomorrow"
5/20/2012 10:29:24No"Procedures can only work where judgement is no longer required or necessary."ISO9000P. 244Quality, Procedures, Specifications, instructions
8/13/2012 22:50:56No"Leadership involves making complicated choices between conflicting values, often of equal merit"Peter Kiernan: Becoming China's BitchP. 407Leadership, hard decisions, choices, values, integrity
8/13/2012 22:55:32Yes"Face it, you fucked up, you trusted us"Animal HouseTrust, mistakes, judgement
8/13/2012 23:00:18No".....a lot can happen between announcing one's destiny and realizing it."P. 148Becoming China's Bitchactions speak lounder than words,
8/13/2012 23:01:51Yes"Never confuse understanding with appeasement"P. 176Becoming China's Bitchunderstanding, knowldege, action
8/13/2012 23:05:31Yes"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest"P. 146Adam Smith (MBA Oath)Hardwork, self reliance, taxes, government, welfare
3/19/2014 20:55:48Yes"Luck plays a part in success, but the harder you work, the luckier you get.

Whatever you choose to do, even if it’s not the job of your dreams, always work hard at it. Be the first person at work in the morning and the last to leave at night. Hard work creates opportunities where your resume cannot."
Michael BloombergLinkedinLuck, success, preparation, working hard.
3/19/2014 20:56:57Yes"The world is full of people who have stopped learning and who think they’ve got it all figured out. You’ve no doubt met some of them already – and you’ll meet plenty more." Michael BloombergLearning, personal development, doubters
3/19/2014 20:57:31YesThe most powerful word in the English language is “Why.” There is nothing so powerful as an open, inquiring mind. Whatever field you choose for starting a business – be a lifelong student.

The world is full of people who have stopped learning and who think they’ve got it all figured out. You’ve no doubt met some of them already – and you’ll meet plenty more.

Their favorite word is “No.” They will give you a million reasons why something can’t be done or shouldn’t be done.

Don’t listen to them, don’t be deterred by them, and don’t become one of them. Not if you want to fulfill your potential – and not if you want to change the world for the better.
LinkedinMichael Bloomberghttps://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130814145719-32503052-top-5-tips-for-becoming-a-successful-entrepreneur?trk=mp-reader-card
3/24/2014 19:37:41Yes "Competency without results is just mediocrity"Adler, LouuLinkedIn
4/8/2014 10:34:39NoSomeone said: The dead writers are remote from us because we know so much more than they did. Precisely, and they are what we know. ”
T.S. EliotForbesKnowldge, information,
10/7/2014 15:25:56NoDo you want to be approximately right or precisely wrong?LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141007165607-4016906-do-you-want-to-be-approximately-right-or-precisely-wrong
12/12/2014 20:12:32No"We cross our bridges as we come tothem and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered."
—Tom Stoppard, Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead
12/12/2014 20:15:33No"Journeys end in lovers meeting."William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
12/17/2014 17:35:44"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."Ralph Waldo Emerson Courage, character, bravery , past , future
12/17/2014 17:40:04"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions".
Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear bravery courage thinking outside the box change
1/24/2015 21:00:50No"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."Sir Isaac Newton
4/14/2015 15:18:25No "Concentration is a process of distraction from less important matters".Carnige, DaleThe Art of Public Speaking
8/23/2015 19:55:54YesMay the road rise to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun warm upon your face
May the rain fall upon your field and
till we meet again, may the Lord
hold you in the palm of his hand
Irish ProverbProverb, toasts
8/23/2015 19:57:47YesThere are good ships, and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.
Irish ProverbProverb, toast
8/23/2015 20:00:55YesI have known many,
and liked not a few,
but loved only one
and this toast is to you
Irish ProverbToast
8/23/2015 20:04:15NoMay neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
Irish ProverbToast
2/7/2016 11:19:38No"ALWAYS DO RIGHT. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."Mark TwainDale Carnegie's ScrapbookVirtue, Leadership, character
2/7/2016 11:20:54No"NO MAN HAS a good enough memory to be a successful liar."Abraham LincolnDale Carnegie's Scrapbookliar, telling the truth, being honest
2/7/2016 11:22:48No"I believe that I shall never be old enough to speak without embarrassment when I have nothing to say."Abraham LincolnDale Carnegie's Scrapbookkeeping your mouth shut, not talking, knowing when to speak
2/7/2016 11:23:58No"A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough."Benjamin FranklinDale Carnegie's Scrapbook
2/7/2016 11:26:53Yes"There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the labor of thinking."Thomas EdisonDale Carnegie's Scrapbookthinking, laziness, critical thinking, deep thought
2/7/2016 11:27:51No"The more you use your brain, the more you have to use."George DorseyDale Carnegie's ScrapbookLearning, critical thinking
2/7/2016 11:29:13Yes"The greatest of our faults is to be conscious of none."Thomas CarlyleDale Carnegie's Scrapbookfaults, limitations, knowledge, weakness
2/7/2016 11:33:09Yes"Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."Ralph Waldo EmersonDale Carnegie's Scrapbookfear, worry, speaking in public
12/5/2016 23:25:33YesBefore you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.Facebookwrongly attributed to FreudAssholes, jerks, dickheads, pain in the ass,
3/21/2017 18:20:25Yes"In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas", i.e., "In wine there is truth, in water there is health.Linked InMatt Randazzo / Dykon Basting
4/10/2017 17:25:50Running out of I don't give a fucks does not count as exerciseFacebookExercise, excuses
Y“The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly”Sowell, ThomasMiscellaneous, laziness,
Y“Our national problems usually do not cause nearly as much harm as the solutions.”Sowell, ThomasGovernment and Politics
Y"The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps"Disraeli, BenjaminStrategy
Y"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”Einstein, AlbertLife
Y"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddlesRalph Waldo EmersonWomen, aging, getting older
Y"The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement"Self improvement, wisdom
Y"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."Einstein, Albert
Y"We have, I fear, neither wisdom enough, nor virtue enough" for such a planRicardo, DavidPlans, Wisdom, virtue, ethics, bailout
Y"Three percent exceeds 2 percent by 50 percent, not by 1 percent"Denison, Edwardpercentages, statistics
Y"If you take care of the quality, the profits will take care of themselves"Masaaki, ImaiQuality, Stakeholders, Six Sigma, TQM
Y"Welcome to the graveyard of ambition"Ann Hatheway One Day (movie) Work, ambition, lost dreams
Y"Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have---and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up"James Belasco and Ralph StayerFlight of the Buffalo (1994)Work, change management, quality management, state mind, change
"Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him"Dwight EisenhowerChange management, MOC, brave,
Y"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not"Stephen CovyIntegrity, doing wright, character, values
"An innovative culture is neither easy to create nor easy to sustain"Quality Management Forum Summer 2012Quality Management, process improvement
"Quality is an essential enabler for innovation as techniques of quality methodologies help us gather the correct data, ask the right questions, and sold the right problems through an understanding of the overall process"Quality Management Forum Summer 2012Quality management, innovation
Y"In education the only thing more dangerous than a good idea is change"Becoming China's BitchEducation, change management
11/13/2012Y"One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye" "On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux"The Little Prince/Le Petit PrinceLove, spending time, what is important,NCIS 11/13/12
11/14/2012 "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed" and "It is the time you have devoted to your rose that makes your rose so important."The Little Prince/Le Petit PrinceLove, spending time, what is important,raising kids
11/15/2012Y"It takes teamwork to make the dream work"Teamwork, working together, collaborationheard at project management training for Spectra at the HESS club
1/7/2013“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”H. James Harrington Quality, measurement, control, metrics, improvement
Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity, shall from time to time be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Article 3Educaiton, knowledge, shcools, indians, guns, property rights, Congress
"People have trouble contributing to fuzzy, undefined objectives. They can't tell whether thier efforts are making a difference because the objective can't be gauged."ISO in Plain English Page 45Quality, setting objectives, directionless leadership, goals
3/31/2013"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence"Lean In page 157Dean NohriaLeadership, goals,
3/31/2013"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"Lean In page 63Alice WalkerLeadership, power, authority
3/31/2013"The cost of stability is often diminished opportunities for growth"Lean In page 63Sandberg, SherlyLeadership, goals, career, risk
3/31/2013"if you are offered a seat on a rocketship, you gon't ask what seat. You just get on"Lean In page 58Eric SchimdtRisk, career, goals, opportunity
3/31/2013"Self-doubt is a form of self-defense"Lean in page 41Ken Auletta
"I'm sorry that it makes you feel uncomfortable, but comfort is not a right"Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right page 180Erica GriederRights, constitution
"How much does it cost to provide a quality education?"Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right page 20Dan Patrick
"The more the plans fail, the more the planners plan"Ronald Reagan - Time for Chosing 1964
"Every morning in Africa, a gazell wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better start a running."
The World is Flat p.137Thomas FriedmanHardwork, strategy, quickness, fast, animals,
On the evils of gossip. "If I tear this (pillow) open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That's how it is when you spread mean things about people."The World is Flat p. 124Thomas FriedmanGossip
10/4/2013“ In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity"Forbes Thought Of The DayHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
10/18/2013"Lift weights, get dates, do curls, get girls"
"The prospects never looked brighter and the problems never looked tougher. Anyone who isn't stirred by those statements is too tired to be of much use to us in the days ahead."The 360 Degree LeaderJohn W Gardner
"As you go through life, whether it's in the military, in your businesss, in the church, or whatever walk of life, someone in is going to depend on your character more than upon your IQ."The 360 Degree LeaderChuck Colson
"Tis the business of litte mineds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will purse his principles unto death." The 360 Degree LeaderThomas Paine
"Everyone may have the right to speak, but not everyone has earned the right to be heard."The 360 Degree Leader
"If you act like an ass, don't get insulted if people ride you."The 360 Degree LeaderYiddis probverb
6/14/2014"When the sea was calm, all ships alike showed mastership in floating"ShakespearLeadership, management, character true character and success is defined not by how you act when everything is going your way, rather it's how you react when everything isn't.
6/14/2014"FEAR has two meaning: Forget Everything And RUN or Face Everything And RISE" Leadership, management, character, FEAR
9/12/2014 began this paper by asserting that
management is about people. In a complex world “the art of project
management” is in the balance of tools and techniques with the
“nature of man”, or the “people side of things.”
http://www.bmc-global.com/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=http://www.bmc-global.com/sites/default/files/Simplifying%20complex%20proj%20and%20prog.pdf&nid=200Project Management, Leadership, Management
9/12/2014The problem in management has frequently been that our fanscination
with the tools of management has frequently obscured our apparent
ignorance of the art. What has been missing in management
education and development has been a holistic treatment of the tools
and techniques, organizational support and people side issues and the
integration of complexity theory.
http://www.bmc-global.com/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=http://www.bmc-global.com/sites/default/files/Simplifying%20complex%20proj%20and%20prog.pdf&nid=200Project Management, Leadership, Management
9/16/2014"Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction,confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership."Peter DruckerLeadership, management, performance
Stich in time saves 9. said to mean that it is better to act or deal with problems immediately, because if you wait and deal with them later, things will get worse and the problems will take longer to deal with
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