Effective executives know that they have to get many things done effectively. Therefore, they concentrate. And the first rule for the concentration of executive effort is to slough off the past that has ceased to be productive. The first-class resources, especially those scarce resources of human strength, are immediately pulled out and put to work on the opportunities of tomorrow. If leaders are unable to slough off yesterday, to abandon yesterday, they simply will not be able to create tomorrow.
Without systematic and purposeful abandonment, an organization will be overtaken by events. It will squander its best resources on things it should never have been doing or should no longer do. As a result, it will lack the resources, especially capable people, needed to exploit the opportunities that arise. Far too few businesses are willing to slough of yesterday, and as a result, far too few have resources available for tomorrow.
ACTION POINT: Stop squandering resources on obsolete businesses and free up your capable people to take advantage of new opportunities.
Electricity is really just organized lightning
I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?
Arthur Conan Doyle
Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.
Brunettes are full of electricity.
Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.
When you have half of Caironese in slums, when you don't have clean water, when you don't have a sewer system, when you don't have electricity, and on top of that you live under one of the most repressive regimes right now... Well, put all that together, and it's a ticking bomb. It's not of a question of threat; it is question of looking around at the present environment and making a rational prognosis.
Electricity for example was considered a very Satanic thing when it was first discovered and utilized.
The night crackled ... Everything had turned to static electricity in the heat. I combed my hair to watch the sparks fly from the ends.
There is a force more powerful than steam and electricity: the will.
Is it a fact - or have I dreamt it - that, by...