quote by T. Boone Pickens

Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa.

— T. Boone Pickens

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Chief executive quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

To have a healthy and thriving business, there must be healthy relationships with the C.E.O.S. in the organization and I'm not referring to the Chief Executive Offficers. I am talking about the Customers, the Employees, the Owner (or stockholders), and the Suppliers.

I shall make it my chief business to see that the [royal] executive power has its place in the constitution.

Chief executive quote Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.

Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.

Of one thing the investor can be certain: A large company's need to bring in a new chief executive from the outside is a damning sign of something basically wrong with the existing management - no matter how good the surface signs may have been as indicated by the most recent earnings statement.

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.

Chief executive quote Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

Executive power is exercised by the President of the Governing Board who, with the title of President of the Republic of Chile, administers the state and is the Supreme Chief of the Nation.

I don't want to be a great chief executive without being a great mum and a great wife.

It is well to remember that the office of Chief Executive is in part a symbol of the nation and that leaders in a nation may differ in their own house but they have instant solidarity in the presence of foreign attack

Chief executive quote Vision without execution is hallucination.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

I received a phone call from the chief executive of my principal sponsor [Marlboro], who actually told me that it would be in the interests of the sport if I started to lose races. Which, I mean, just blew my mind.

The right response when, in the army, you are given an unlawful order, is to refuse that order. The right response of a chief executive in this state and in this nation, when faced with an order by a court that he conscientiously believes violates the constitution he is sworn to respect, is to refuse their order!

I doubt very much if a man whose main literary interests were in works by Mr.

Zane Grey, admirable as they may be, is particularly equipped to be the chief executive of this country, particularly where Indian Affairs are concerned.

Chief executive quote Vision without execution is hallucination.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.

I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.

Businessmen... were not born chief executives. They were often people first.

Chief executive quote Be nice to geeks, you'll probably end up working for one.

Be nice to geeks, you'll probably end up working for one.

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I have been tested in many ways, personally, I have beaten breast cancer, I buried a child to addiction. Professionally, you cannot go from being a secretary of nine-person real estate firm to the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world without having been tested over and over and over.

It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.

I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be judged by my performance as its chief executive.

Chief executive quote The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them - especially not fro

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them - especially not from yourself.

I was getting money for showing one man killing another.

Two lives were destroyed and I was getting paid for it. (On his 1968 photograph of the summary street corner execution of prisoner Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnam's police chief, Lt. Col. Nguyen Ngoc Loan.)

Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term.

Life is very good. I'm the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA.

Chief executive quote Vision without execution is hallucination.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

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The hardest thing for a chief executive to do is to tell someone that they don't have a job anymore.

A tremendous chief executive in a small market will never be great.

All great companies start with great markets.

Any chief executive who hires a consultant to give them strategy should be fired.

The chief consideration for a good painter is to think out the whole of his picture, to have it in his head as a whole... so that he may then execute it with warmth and as if the entire thing were done at the same time.

Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.

A president who believed that America's greatness is recoverable and expandable - a chief executive determined to lead us back to national restoration - would reject the crippling notions of national impotency that Obama has embraced.

My feeling about executive bonuses is that any candidate for a chief executive job who even raises the issue of bonuses should be dismissed out of hand.

At the heart of any good business is a chief executive officer with one.

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization.

It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.

Show me a chief executive who’s on five boards and who lends his or her name, prestige and time to 15 community activities — and I’ll show you a company that’s underperforming. A chief executive is paid to run the company. That’s the CEO’s job.

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings.

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization.

It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice.

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them.

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