Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of need. You learn to be a leader by acting, by doing— Carlos Ghosn
The most bashful Carlos Ghosn quotes to get the best of your day
Being a good leader today doesn't mean you'll be a good leader 10 years from now. You have to adapt to the times
The biggest enemy of management is indifference. It's when people don't give a damn
Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.
You need to make sure that you are where you think you are indispensable.
And dedicate your task to that.
As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing.
When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press.
And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.
Our objective is to position Nissan in the top rank of the car industry.
Until we get there, there will be no rest.
Design is important, it's an important dimension in the car. It's not the only one.
Profit is the most global aspect of a business, and it is cross-functional.
I always loved cars. I don't know why, I can't explain it to you. It has always been with me.
If guys try to make a bigger company for the sake of size, they don't create value in most cases.
In most companies people make a specific contribution to the company in their function. But it is not expressed in terms of profit, only in terms of performing their function better.
The low price of oil is a headwind to investments in alternative energy technologies, but it will not stop them.
I don't believe in hostile moves. I don't believe they carry any value.
When you want to turn around a company, you want to make sure that the solution is coming from inside.
We don't want to be something for everybody, we want to be everything for some people.
India is definitely one of the markets where we can expect growth and a potential to do well.
I have my family, my children - I have a lot of outside activities.
I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. I want to make sure there is no discrepancy between what we say and what we do. If you preach accountability and then promote somebody with bad results, it doesn't work. I personally believe the best training is management by example. Don't believe what I say. Believe what I do.
At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!
When you're C.E.O., you have to have two conditions: first, shareholders need to trust you and want you to head your company. The second is that you need to feel the motivation to do the job. So, as long as both are reunited, you continue to do the job. And today, they are reunited.
We don't know where the markets are going.
...we have to observe what's going down, see the trends, look at every vibration on the market, prepare the technology and jump when consumers start to think one way or the other
When you start thinking about leaving, choose your moment carefully.
Go out while you’re still on top, not when you’re no longer in control of events.
People will always challenge you on an idea as long as it has not been concretized by somebody else.