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Philip Crosby Quotes

"You don't have to be noisy to be effective."

"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not."

"The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going."

"We can spend our whole lives underachieving."

"No one can remember more than three points."

"A rule to live by: I won't use anything I can't explain in five minutes."

"Eliminating what is not wanted or needed is profitable in itself."

"Slowness to change usually means fear of the new."

"If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow."

"Quality has to be caused, not controlled."

"Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric."

"Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching."

"In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items."

"The great discoveries are usually obvious."

"Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically."

"Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity."

"Successful people breed success."

"Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident."

"Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail."

"You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right."

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