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Dee Hock Quotes

31 Dee Hock quotes:

"An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?"
"An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information."
"Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others, ever."
"Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others, always."
"Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future."
"The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out."
"Today, everything is accelerating change, with one incredibly important exception. There has been no loss of institutional float."
"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."
"With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse."
"If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny."
"Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it."
"As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years."
"Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture."
"Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities."
"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."
"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."

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