Man mag von US-Verteidigungsminister Donald Rumsfeld halten was man will – seine Liste mit Weisheiten zu Regierung und Geschäftswelt ist gut.
Ein paar Highlights:
- Learn to say “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often.
- If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
- Don’t be a bottleneck. […] Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure, and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.
- Include others. As former Sen. Pat Moynihan (D., N.Y.) said, “Stubborn opposition to proposals often has no other basis than the complaining question, ‘Why wasn’t I consulted?'”
- That which you require be reported on to you will improve, if you are selective. How you fashion your reporting system announces your priorities and sets the institution’s priorities.
- “First law of holes: If you get in one, stop digging.”–Anonymous
- Perspective–Maurice Chevalier’s response when asked how it felt to reach 80: “Pretty good, considering the alternative.”
- “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”–Dwight D. Eisenhower
- [Regel Nr. 158] If you develop rules, never have more than 10.
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