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By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

We don't have to remain in this radically destructive mind-set and institutional-set. We can change, and the natural order of things could emerge in all of our societal organizations-government, commerce, religion-it's right there, waiting to happen. I often tell people that every mind is like a room in an old house, stuffed with very old furniture. Take any space in your mind and empty it of your old conceptions and new ones will rush in, good or bad. So change is more a getting rid of rather than an adding to or an acquiring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

Well, years and years ago, I started to ask myself three very simple questions, which dominated my life for many years. One of them was, "Why are organizations everywhere, whether commercial, social, or religious, increasingly unable to manage their affairs?" The second question was, "Why are individuals throughout the world increasingly in conflict with and alienated from the organizations of which they're a part?" And the third was, "Why are society and the biosphere increasingly in disarray?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

You learn nothing form your successes except to think too much of yourself. It is from failure that all growth comes, provided you can recognize it, admit it, learn from it, rise above it, and then try again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Far better than a precise plan is a clear sense of direction and compelling beliefs. And that lies within you. The question is, how do you evoke it?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

People are not "things" to be manipulated, labeled, boxed, bought, and sold. Above all else, they are not "human resources." They are entire human beings, containing the whole of the evolving universe, limitless until we start limiting them. We must examine the concept of leading and following with new eyes. We must examine the concept of superior and subordinate with increasing skepticism. We must examine the concept of management and labor with new beliefs. And we must examine the nature of organizations that demand such distinctions with an entirely different consciousness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

We are now at a point in time when the ability to receive, utilize, store, transform and transmit data - the lowest cognitive form - has expanded literally beyond comprehension. Understanding and wisdom are largely forgotten as we struggle under an avalanche of data and information.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Leadership: Here is the heart and soul of the matter. If you look to lead, invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. Use the remainder to induce those you 'work for' to understand and practice...lead yourself, lead your supervisors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

It is not making better people of others that management is about. It's about making a better person of self. Income, power, and titles have nothing to do with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Community is composed of that which we don't attempt to measure, for which we keep no record and ask no recompense. Most are things we cannot measure no matter how hard we try.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Only fools worship their tools

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

If you go back to the first single-cell form of life, it clearly possessed the capacity to receive, to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time leading yourself-your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

It won't do away with hierarchy totally, but the principal leader will be the person who most exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Heaven is purpose, principle, and people. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

The essence of community, its heart and soul, is the non-monetary exchange of value; things we do and share because we care for others, and for the good of the place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

We are at that very point in time when a 400-year old age is rattling in its death bed and another is struggling to be born.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second, motivation; third, capacity; fourth, understanding; fifth, knowledge; and last and least, experience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

It is far too late and things are far too bad for pessimism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second, motivation; third, capacity; fourth, understanding; fifth, knowledge; and last and least, experience. Without integrity, motivation is dangerous; without motivation, capacity is impotent; without capacity, understanding is limited; without understanding, knowledge is meaningless; without knowledge, experience is blind. Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Life will never surrender its secrets to a yardstick.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Particularity and separability are infirmities of the mind, not characteristics of the universe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

To put it another way, I believe that purpose and principle, clearly understood and articulated, and commonly shared, are the genetic code of any healthy organization. To the degree that you hold purpose and principles in common among you, you can dispense with command and control. People will know how to behave in accordance with them, and they'll do it in thousands of unimaginable, creative ways. The organization will become a vital, living set of beliefs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

The most abundant, least used, and most abused resource in the world is human spirit and ingenuity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

The reason is still difficult to explain, but it is not complicated. That inner voice that will not be denied, once we learn to listen to it, had whispered since the beginning, "Business is not what your life is about. Founding VISA and being its chief executive officer is something you must do, but it's only preparatory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Given the right circumstances, from no more than dreams, determination, and the liberty to try, quite ordinary people consistently do extraordinary things

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dee Hock

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral. Failure to distinguish clearly between the two is ruinous. Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future. Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

An organization's success has more to do with clarity of shared purpose, common principles and strength of belief in them than to assets, expertise, operating ability or management competence, important as they may be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

All organizations are merely conceptual embodiments of a very old, very basic idea - the idea of community. They can be no more or less than the sum of the beliefs of the people drawn to them; of their character, judgements, acts and efforts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dee Hock

Making good judgments when one has complete data, facts, and knowledge is not leadership - it's bookkeeping

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dee Hock

Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture.