...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.— W. Edwards Deming
Whopping Learning Organization quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
What we need is not more learning, not more eloquence, not more persuasion, not more organization, but more power from the Holy Spirit.
A learning organization is an organization that is continually expanding its capacity to create its future.
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
Learning organizations organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.
The world is made of Circles And we think in straight Lines
Don't terrorize. Organize. Don't burn. Give kids a chance to learn . . . The real answer to race problems in this country is education. Not burning and killing. Be ready. Be qualified. Own something. Be somebody. That's Black Power.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
The only way out is spiritual, intellectual, and emotional revolution in which, finally, we learn to experience first hand the interloping connections between person and person, organism and organism, action and consequence.
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
A goal of education is. to assist growth toward greater complexity and integration and to assist in the process of self-organization - to modify individuals capacity to modify themselves.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.
We need to create schools that are organized to meet the needs of the kids they serve instead of what we've been doing. We expect kids to adjust to the schools and if they can't, we say something is wrong with the child - instead of focusing on engagement and nurturing the love of learning in kids.
In a learning organization, leaders are designers, stewards, and teachers.
They are responsible for building organizations where people continually expand their capabilities to understand complexity, clarify vision, and improve shared mental models - that is, they are responsible for learning.
Learn to say No without explaining yourself.
Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study.
Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital.
Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.
What it takes to do a job will not be learned from management courses.
It is principally a matter of experience, the proper attitude, and common sense — none of which can be taught in a classroom... Human experience shows that people, not organizations or management systems, get things done.
Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially.
Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
We have reached the end of problem solving as a mode of inquiry capable of inspiring, mobilizing, and sustaining human system change. The future of Organization Development belongs to methods that affirm, compel, and accelerate anticipatory learning involving larger and larger levels of collectivity.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
I've always said, the key organ here isn't the brain, it's the stomach.
When things start to decline - there are bad headlines in the papers and on television - will you have the stomach for the market volatility and the broad-based pessimism that tends to come with it?
Thank you, darling, for learning to play chess.
It is an absolute necessity for any well organized family. (in a letter to his wife)
Courage is simply doing whatever is needed in pursuit of the vision
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
...most entrepreneurial types are free-wheelers who like to do a variety of things and do not enjoy routine tasks. But a smart entrepreneur will eventually learn that while ideas start businesses, organization makes them successful.
Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed.
You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that.
At the very core of my relationship to learning is the idea that we should be as organic as possible. We need to cultivate a deeply refined introspective sense, and build our relationship to learning around our nuance of character.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
The seasons tell us, everything in organic life tells us, that there is no holding on; still, we try to do just that. Sometimes, though, we learn the kind of wisdom that celebrates the open hand.
Our behavior is driven by a fundamental core belief: the desire, and the ability, of an organization to continuously learn from any source, anywhere; and to rapidly convert this learning into action is its ultimate competitive advantage.
Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.
If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later.
We are learning that the earth functions like an invisible organism.
We are the various cells of one living being. Those who work to save the earth are its antibodies.
Through learning we re-create ourselves.
Through learning we become able to do something we were never able to do.
Business and human endeavors are systems.
..we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.
Once a company has adapted to a new environment, it is no longer the organization it used to be; it has evolved. That is the essence of learning.
It's objective evaluations that give our hardwiring principles teeth and drive the organization toward results that last.
He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.
One thing I have learned about Christians, having organized them for years - when they lose, they quit. And when they win they quit. We are just quitters.