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In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
When placed in command, take charge.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing.
Those who can command themselves command others.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
H. G. Wells
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.
Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
Oscar Hammerstein II
There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
What we call 'morals' is simply blind obedience to words of command.
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Ralph W. Sockman
In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.
Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
Miguel de Cervantes
How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.
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