quote by John P. Kotter

Leadership is about setting a direction. It's about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision, and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future.

— John P. Kotter

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Direct effect quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors.

. . . The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain

The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.

Direct effect quote Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.

Direct effect quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts.

It is truly the only effective protest, one that can-and will-overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world-we change ourselves!

Direct effect quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.

The only attitude (the only politics--judicial, medical, pedagogical and so forth) I would absolutely condemn is one which, directly or indirectly, cuts off the possibility of an essentially interminable questioning, that is, an effective and thus transforming questioning.

The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.

I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective -- the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.

Direct effect quote It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

To utilize social media tools effectively and properly, you must absolutely generate spontaneous communications in direct response to what others are saying or to what is happening in that moment. Be yourself. Be conversational. Be engaged.

An oligarchy of private capital cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society because under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information.

The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour, and the greater part of the skill, dexterity, and judgment with which it is anywhere directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.

Direct effect quote Your attitude determines your direction.

Your attitude determines your direction.

The ideal revolutionary command should effectively direct all planning and implementation. It must not allow the growth of any other rival center of power. There must be one command pooling and directing the subsequent governmental departments, including the armed forces.

I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen.

Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.

Anger is the most impotent of passions.

It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

Direct effect quote Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

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Anger is the most impotent of passions.

It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia.

.. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia - and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained.

Direct effect quote Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where

Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation.

The largest 100 corporations hold 25 percent of the worldwide productive assets, which in turn control 75 percent of international trade and 98 percent of all foreign direct investment.The multinational corporation...puts the economic decision beyond the effective reach of the political process and its decision-makers, national governments.

Direct effect quote Direction is so much more important than speed.

Direction is so much more important than speed.

Energy can't be created or destroyed, and energy flows.

It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere.

All illegal narcotics are medicinal. Boredom is a disease worse than cancer. Drugs cure it, with little or no side effects if used as directed. Life's temporary for a reason, it gets boring after awhile. You should be inventing new drugs is what you should be doing! Newer, crazier drugs... and more holes, that's what you ladies need!

Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.

Direct effect quote Think about what could go right.

Think about what could go right.

The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect and lay out of sight ... Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.

I`d like to address the people of Flint.

Your families face a crisis. A crisis you did not create and could not have prevented. I want to speak directly, honestly and sincerely to let you know we are praying for you, we are working hard for you, and we are absolutely committed to taking the right steps to effectively solve this crisis.

Science can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team, whether the conditions be peace or war. But without scientific progress no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world.

Direct effect quote I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to al

I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

The progressive approach to policy which directly addresses the effects of white supremacy is simple - talk about class and hope no one notices.

It's good to know that the people of different countries are really concerned and involved in the movement to help Burma. I think in some ways it's better to have the people of the world on your side than the governments of the world, even if governments can be more effective in certain directions.

An effort to declare the ban on contraception ‘infallible’ would have the immediate effect of focusing Catholic dissent on the doctrine of infallibility itself. . . . A storm of dissent, and even ridicule, directed at infallibility itself would ensue from such a declaration.

Many progressive economists insist that gold is now in essentially the same position as silver and that the arguments the simon-pure gold advocates use against the white metal can be directed with equal effect against their own fetish.

In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination;

to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.

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