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August 19, 2005

Quotable Quotes

Mickie Rops, president of Mickie S. Rops & Associates, Inc. shares some nuggets.

Memorable Messages

At every conference, there are a few golden phrases we hear from speakers that just stick with us. Here are some that spoke to me.

"Past success proves you were right...once." (Randy Pennington, CSP)

Branding isn't a verb - it's a tribute that customers give you." (Stan Slap)

"You can't sell it outside if you can't sell it inside." (Stan Slap on branding - outside referring to customers and inside referring to staff and the internal culture)

A message to managers in making decisions: "Be a human first and a manager second" (Stan Slap)

"Don't equate the environment or setting with the experience - the experience exists WITHIN a person." (James Gilmore, author of The Experience Economy)

Thanks Mickie. Apparently, Stan Slap is quite quotable, and that's absolutely awesome!

Posted by X-Blog Contributor at August 19, 2005 08:40 PM

Comments

Here are a few from my notes:

"An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lion led by a deer."
(not sure who said this)

"Leadership is an invitation to greatness we extend to others" (not sure who said this)

"What we measure gets done" -- Randy Pennington

"Radical Responsibility: You only get full credit if you take full responsibility" -- Pennington

"Leaders are like surfers...they take radical responsibility for learning how to interact with the wave." -- Pennington

"Don't say something until you stand for something." -- Stan Slap

It was a great conference -- I'm brimming with ideas and energy from some of the sessions!

Michele

Posted by: Michele Packard-Milam at August 22, 2005 10:51 AM

Some of those quotable nuggets:

Technology is the means to the end - Karl Albrecht


Let people fail fast and small - Izzy Gesell
Take care of yourself - you can't give from nothing - Izzy Gesell


If at first you don't succeed - sky-diving is not for you - Noah St. John

Non-profit, I Love It, Can't Get Enough of It - the Sunday general session band

The aim of marketing is to make selling unneccessary - Dr. Philip Kotler

Don't say something until you stand for something - Stan Slap

Whining is not a strategy - Stan Slap

If you hate being wrong - you'll never do as great - Herman Cain

Making good decisions is not the same as knowing why you make a good decision - Malcolm Gladwell

Focus your energy on the vital pieces of information - Malcolm Gladwell

The only reason to give a speech is to change the world - Tim Sanders

How many board members does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None - they like to operate in the dark. - Tim Sanders

Readers are leaders - Tim Sanders

If you want the title, take the job - Tim Sanders

Finish what you start - Tim Sanders


Can you tell that I emerged as a Tim Sanders fan?

Posted by: Doug Bladecki at August 22, 2005 10:18 AM

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