Many years ago I worked for Bob. I enjoyed working for Bob because he left no doubt about his expectations and he left me alone to reach those expectations … unless I didn’t, in which case I would hear about it!
One of Bob’s traits was that he collected “rules” from many different sources, and those that he liked were added to Bob’s list of rules. These were rules to live by. My favorite of all Bob’s rules was the classic … When you are in a hole, stop digging! I heard it from Bob first!
Here are a few others that strike a chord with me. Hope you enjoy them!
A desk is a dangerous place from which to observe the world.
The risk of riskless living, is the greatest risk of all
What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
Advice is seldom welcome and those who want it most always like it the least.
Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it.
Insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting different results.
He who hesitates … loses.
Speed is only useful if you are running in the right direction.
I think Bob knew his 90 or so rules “cold” and he is a very successful guy. Maybe its time to create Kevin’s rules … Walk Fast and Smile!
Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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