⟳ Another advice on Performance
As the drivers of change accumulate and intensify (new technologies, globalization, shortening product life cycles, a volatile economy, increased regulatory scrutiny) the cry for a new approach to improved business performance management is rising. Executives throughout the world are quickly realizing the necessity to monitor overall corporate performance to ensure regulatory compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Basel II and others, to provide accountability across all departments within the organization, and to prioritize the measurement, analysis, and improvement of corporate performance as major corporate initiatives. This trend can be seen in the renewed interest in strategic business methodologies and MBA concepts. Corporate Performance Management is an emerging term that denotes a process-centric, holistic approach to business decision-making. On this page a bouquet of opinions from great thinkers is given to help business executives think and rethink their decisions in today's turbulent business environment.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promisesóbut only performance is reality.
Harold S. Geneen 1910-1997, Communications executive described by R.J. Schoenberg as an executive who pursued growth and increased earnings "with no larger vision whatever"
The value of achievement lies in the achieving.
Albert Einstein 1879-1955, German-born American theoretical physicist
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter F. Drucker 1909-, American management guru
It is no use saying "we are doing our best." You have to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill 1874-1965, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II
Maybe I`m lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.
Earnings can be pliable as putty when a charlatan heads the company reporting them.
Warren Buffet 1930-, American Investment Entrepreneur
His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing.
William Shakespeare 1564-1616, English dramatist in Henry VIII (1613), act 4, sc. 2
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860, German philosopher
The pretension is nothing; the performance every thing. A good apple is better than an insipid peach.
Leigh Hunt 1784-1859, English poet and essayist
The man who starts out going nowhere, generally gets there.
Dale Carnegie 1888-1955, author and pioneer in self-improvement and interpersonal skills
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