Decision Making Quotes
"There are only two words that will always lead you to success.
Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered saying
yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!"
"Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it
turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline".
"I think the most important CEO task is defining the course
that the business will take over the next five or so years. You
have to have the ability to see what the business environment might
be like a long way out, not just over the coming months. You need
to be able to both set a broad direction, and also to take particular
decisions along the way that make that broad direction unfold correctly".
"You know in politics you are dealing in the realm of choices.
You don't always have clear-cut decision between a thoroughly principled
position and a thoroughly unprincipled one. You're making snap decisions
with paucity of information, generally trying to do the best that
you can, but you will make errors, and sometimes it's a decision
between a bad and a worse alternative. It has to be done, because
we need to order our society, and of politics it can literally be
said: Bad job, but someone's got to do it".
"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own
decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do
certain things, we can accomplish those goals".
"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level".
"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior
executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions
matter. This is a dangerous mistake".
"Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make
the decision right".
"Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've
taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided".
"In my case, if one out of five opportunities is interesting
enough to work on, maybe one in five of those ends up being worth
doing. That might be a function of risk. That might be a function
of price. There are all the variables. But you have to be constantly
sorting and choosing and prioritizing".
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are
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