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Innovative Leadership Quotes - Part 1

Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 01:07 PM

Innovative Leadership Quotes"Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you an do with your business and your life." - Harvey Firestone

"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." - Walter Lippman

"Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results is the definition of crazy." - Unknown

"Most companies don't have the luxury of focusing exclusively on innovation. They have to innovate while stamping out zillions of widgets or processing billions of transactions." - Gary Hamel

"The achievement of excellence can only occur if the organization promotes a culture of creative dissatisfaction." - Lawrence Miller

"Innovation - any new idea - by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, and monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience." - Warren Bennis

"To have a great idea, have a lot of them." - Thomas Edison

"All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise we would never have anything new." - Charles Kettering

"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried." - Frank Tyge

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." - Howard Aiken

"Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not?" - Robert Kennedy

"Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form." - Watts Humphrey

"The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams." - W. Arthur Porter

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs

"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth." - Peter Drucker

"You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization." - Denis Waitley

"It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack." - Katharine Hepburn

"Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow." - William Pollard

"Management innovation is going to be the most enduring source of competitive advantage. There will be lots of rewards for firms in the vanguard." - Gary Hamel

"We owe our existence to innovation. Our species exists thanks to four billion years of genetic innovation." - Gary Hamel

"Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation." - Jared Diamond

"Innovation comes from the producer - not from the customer." - W. Edwards Deming

"America demands invention and innovation to succeed." - Kit Bond

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication." - Harold S. Geneen


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