Quotations by William Pollard
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Born: Tuesday, June 10, 1828
Died: Tuesday, September 26, 1893 (65 years old)
If you want people to listen, you have to have a platform to speak from, and that is excellence in what you do.
(Keywords: People, Excellence, Want)
In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen.
(Keywords: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)
Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.
(Keywords: People, Decision, Burden, Information, Learning, Right)
It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision.
It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.
(Keywords: Leadership, Opportunity, Responsibility)
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
(Keywords: Success, Arrogance, Innovation, Learning, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)
Too often new ideas are studied and analyzed until they are suffocated.
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
(Keywords: Change, Opportunity, Creativity, Improvement, Innovation, Will)