Dale Dauten Quotes

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words, all but one participant will be bored, all but one mind underused.)

It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.

Success is an act of exploration. That means the first thing you have to find is the unknown. Learning is searching; anything else is just waiting.

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy step…the extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question: “What ELSE could we do?”

Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline… too much work. Instead try experimenting. Go in search of something to fall in love with… something about yourself, your career, your spouse

The company calls it ‘downsizing’ or ‘rightsizing.’ My own informal “Name the Layoff” contest produced some other euphemisms: Retroactive Hiring Freeze, Resume Revision Days, Amway Opportunity Time, and Corporation Lite.

If you take the best of Wayne Dyer and add it to the best of Anthony Robbins, what you would have would only be half as good as Steve Chandler.

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find someone’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s still time.

Nothing important can be taught, only learned.

Criticizing lawyers for lawsuits is like criticizing linebackers for knocking people down.

Why are CEO’s who slash jobs so proud of themselves? Instead of bragging about ‘cutting fat,’ they ought to be getting up before their employees and saying, We did such a lousy job of planning and hiring that we have more people than work. And we are so broke and so dim-witted that we can’t come up with any way to get more work. So our only solution is to send a lot of good people home. I am ashamed and I am sorry.

A meeting moves at the pace of the slowest mind in the room.

Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.

One path is greed, the second is curiosity. With one, the journey is to a reward; with the other, the journey is the reward.

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation.

It’s time to re-appreciate the original software: paper.