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    I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.

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Leave no question in anyone's mind as to where you stand.

Leave no question in anyone's mind as to where you stand.

by L. Aldin Porter Found in: Principles Quotes,
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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

by Everett Dirksen Found in: Principles Quotes,
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When a fellow says it hain't the money but the principle o' the thing, it's th' money.

When a fellow says it hain't the money but the principle o' the thing, it's th' money.

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Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they read more

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

by Alan Watts Found in: Principles Quotes,
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Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed read more

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.

by William Feather Found in: Principles Quotes,
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It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

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It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate read more

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

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Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

by Abraham Lincoln Found in: Principles Quotes,
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The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still read more

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

by Casey Stengel Found in: Managers Quotes,
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