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1 Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” (US Gl. George S. Patton)

2 Management is working in the system; leadership is working on the system.

3 Managers gain authority by position, leaders gain it by influence and character.

4 Every manager should be a leader, while every leader must know management.

5 Leadership and management must go hand in hand.

6 People hate each other because they are afraid of each other; they are afraid of each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they don’t COMMUNICATE” (Martin Luther King)

7 What makes a leader?

8 There is an abundance of managers in the world but very few truly have the characteristics of a leader.

9The challenges we face today are not economic, environmental, social, or legal; they are challenges of character and leadership.

10 Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

11 Good managers increase productivity—great leaders, peak performance.

12 Inventories can be managed but people must be led.

13 Management is neither an art nor science. It is both, and the real trick is to determine the right mixture at the right time!

14. ’Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity!’ (General George S. Patton)

15. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. --Theodore Roosevelt

16. Not many of us will be leaders; and even those who are leaders must also be followers much of the time. This is the crucial role. Followers judge leaders. Only if the leaders pass that test do they have any impact. The potential followers, if their judgment is poor, have judged themselves. If the leader takes his or her followers to the goal, to great achievements, it is because the followers were capable of that kind of response." --Garry Wills in Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership

17. The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. --Benjamin Mays

18. There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. --Pat Riley

19. The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different. --Rick Pitino

20. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. --Dwight D. Eisenhower

21. Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. --Donald Trump

23. Discuss the short story below trying to answer the following questions: • Why do organizations look for someone to blame when things do not go right? • Why do some people overlook greater misdeeds, while focusing in on minor ones? • What kind of climate is introduced into organizations when blame is the goal when mistakes are made? Story - A Tale Once upon a time a plaque was raging among the animals. The lion, considered the king of beasts, decided to hold a trial and find out who among all the animals was responsible for this dreadful plague, because it must be due to some sin that had been committed. There upon the animals were summoned to his presence, and when asked about their respective sins, they confessed. It was now the turn of the bear, the wolf, and the tiger. They confessed that they tore asunder, mutilated and killed animals and humans without mercy. The verdict was “not guilty,” and they were exonerated from all blame by the lion, who simply said that what they did was only their duty and function. At last it was the turn of the lamb to appear before the court. She began to wonder what wrong she done, when suddenly she remembered that on one occasion, because she was very hungry, she saw some straw sticking out of the shepherd's shoe and ate it. That was it, then. The lamb, without any further investigation, was at once condemned, judged, and pronounced guilty. “For her sin,” roared the lion, “has this terrible disaster befallen us all.” From the Dubner Maggid as told by William B. Silverman

24. A man with a knife doesn’t hunt a bear, a man with a rifle does.

25. Technology cannot substitute for personal interaction.

26. Crisis management is in many ways a Catch 22 scenario... We want to try and predict the unpredictable - we learn lessons, and then it is different next time - or a completely new thing happens …. And we have to deal with it. Can we re-use the generic and be ready, trained and agile to deal with the next challenge…??? How?

27. The computer and the increased storage capabilities available have enabled vast amounts of data to be accumulated, stored and transmitted electronically. These new technological capabilities have not yet fully found their legal or contractual response in the business world. What should be done to keep all information confidential?

28. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives. - Theodore Roosevelt

29. Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing.- Warren Bennis, Ph.D. On Becoming a Leader

30. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

31. In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions. - Margaret Wheatly Leadership and the New Science

32. Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure. - Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

33. Think of managing change as an adventure. It tests your skills and abilities. It brings forth talent that may have been dormant. Change is also a training ground for leadership. When we think of leaders, we remember times of change, innovation and conflict. Leadership is often about shaping a new way of life. To do that, you must advance change, take risks and accept responsibility for making change happen. - Charles E. Rice, CEO of Barnett Bank

34. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible― Arthur C. Clarke

35. We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams

36. First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.” Douglas Adams

37. I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.” Hallowe'en Party, Agatha Christie, ―

38. There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.” Philip K. Dick

39. Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” Ends and Means: An Inquiry into the Nature of Ideals and into the Methods Employed for Their Realization, Aldous Huxley

40. As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we.” The Iron King, Julie Kagawa

41. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.” Omar Nelson Bradley

42. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.” Steve Jobs

43. The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, Robert M. Pirsig

44. The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” Sydney J. Harris

45. The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don't know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.” His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

46. Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. ” Alan Wilson Watts

47. We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster.” Carl Sagan

48. The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple. A good example of a simple technology with profound historical consequences is hay. Nobody knows who invented hay, the idea of cutting grass in the autumn and storing it in large enough quantities to keep horses and cows alive through the winter. All we know is that the technology of hay was unknown to the Roman Empire but was known to every village of medieval Europe. Like many other crucially important technologies, hay emerged anonymously during the so-called Dark Ages. According to the Hay Theory of History, the invention of hay was the decisive event which moved the center of gravity of urban civilization from the Mediterranean basin to Northern and Western Europe. The Roman Empire did not need hay because in a Mediterranean climate the grass grows well enough in winter for animals to graze. North of the Alps, great cities dependent on horses and oxen for motive power could not exist without hay. So it was hay that allowed populations to grow and civilizations to flourish among the forests of Northern Europe. Hay moved the greatness of Rome to Paris and London, and later to Berlin and Moscow and New York.” Infinite in All Directions, Freeman John Dyson
49. We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.” Lawrence Clark Powell
50. The point is not how we use a tool, but how it uses us.” Culture and History, Nick Joaquín
51. Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” Laurie Anderson
52. To say that the first casualty of war is truth is to miss the rather more important point that a principal weapon of war is lies.” The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology, Harry M. Collins
53. Technos and clerics have much in common. Both take a world that can’t be fully understood and try to explain its fundamental properties.
54. Technology - with all its promise and potential - has gotten so far beyond human control that its threatening the future of humankind.” Kim J. Vicente
55. Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.” Angels & Demons, Dan Brown

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