Lee Iacocca Quotes

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca

In prosperity we need moderation; in adversity, patience

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The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.

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I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

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In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two.

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The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.

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Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it.

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We load up on oat bran in the morning so we'll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there's no tomorrow.

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The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

Lee Iacocca

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.

Lee Iacocca

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.

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Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

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The one word that makes a good manager -- decisiveness.

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The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.

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Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.

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