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Most of all, personal leadership is about passion.
    —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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On This Day In:
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

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Great institutions are not managed;  they are led.  They are not administered;  they are driven to ever-increasing levels of accomplishment by individuals who are passionate about winning.
    —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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On This Day In:
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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Execution —  getting the task done, making it happen — is the most unappreciated skill of an effective business leader.
    —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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On This Day In:
2012 Living Courage
2011 What’s Happening To Us?
2010 Toothbrush, Carbon and Monoxide
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!

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I’ve never been certain that I can abstract from my experiences a handful of lessons that others can apply to their own situations.
    —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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The truth is that no large enterprise can work without bureaucracy.  Bureaucrats, or staff people, provide coordination among disparate line organizations; establish and enforce corporate-wide strategies that allow the enterprise to avoid duplication, confusion, and conflict; and provide highly specialized skills that cannot be duplicated because of cost or simply the shortage of available resources.
    —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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