Idea Starters

‘Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die.’

James L. Hayes

When leadership can bring jingshen to an organization, then it is moving in an exciting direction. CSW

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“Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.”

Harold Geneen

Uncertainty must be regarded, but not feared. CSW

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“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Thomas Alva Edison

Inspiration leads to great ideas, but those ideas must be put to foot; inspiration is only great when it leads to purposeful perspiration. CSW

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“You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.”

Alvin Toffler

Data is just information, good judgment comes from knowing and applying good judgment based on the information. CSW

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“Remember that it is far better to follow well than to lead indifferently.”

John G. Vance

Leading indifferently breeds contempt for the leadership. Following well is a major part of leadership. Good leaders always follow well. CSW

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