Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future.
Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
The factory of the future will have two employees a man and a dog. The man's job will be to feed the dog. The dog's job will be to prevent the man from touching any of the automated equipment.