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Saturday, 24th February 2024



Listen to the wise and the accomplished - they have a good story to tell 

Here are some quotes from prominent people:

‘The view from the office window seldom changes. If we want our leaders to see the bigger picture, they need to go out and see the world through other people’s eyes.’ Chairman, Financial Times

“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

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing."  Albert Schweitzer

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."   Martin Luther King, Jr.

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."  Bill Gates, Microsoft 

‘Beware the clever idiot – there are many of them around. They are well-read, poorly travelled, and staggeringly bright – but they can’t translate because they don’t understand context and they are often not good at influencing or getting things done.’ Sir John Rose, CEO of Rolls Royce

“One of the great problems in Britain today is that we are all trying to become the same: to minimise the differences between us, rather than enjoy them. ....When you recognise the value of diversity, it no longer becomes an option to keep recruiting or promoting within the mould. However much the public sector squirms about terms like institutional racism, the fact that their management and governance structures are predominantly white means that they cannot be providing services that allow people of colour to feel comfortable, empathised with and accepted.” Zena Atkins, Royal Navy

‘You have to find a way into people’s own language and values in order to appeal to them.’ Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty

Article added on 16th December 2009 at 10:39am