People as Your Most
"In the end, all
management can be reduced to three words:
~ Lee Iacocca
people, product, and
powerless and shared values
are corrupt without the right people to execute.
People are your most important asset. Your
technologies, products and structures can be copied by
competitors. No one,
however, can match your highly charged,
motivated people who care.
are your firm's repository of
knowledge and they are central to your company's
people are critical to the development and execution of strategies,
especially in today's
faster-paced, more perplexing world, where top management alone can no
longer assure your firm's competitiveness.
Help Every Individual to
Find the Right
manager's responsibility is to steer the
employees towards roles where they have the greatest chances of success...
At all levels,
your company needs
people who can deliver at the frontier of performance. They must understand
where your company is going and be able to influence this path. They must
share in your company's fortunes and be
motivated to push for greater achievements...
Developing people is achieved by
careful, planned and motivational
delegation of responsibility and duty...
There are two phases in developing an
Phase I creates the environment necessary to support and encourage it. Phase
II is building your staff's
company will get nowhere if all
of the thinking is left to
If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their
curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will
you very much beyond what you might have expected.