18 Top-Notch Dale Dauten Quotes

Dale Dauten is the Founder of The Innovators’ Lab and is best known for publishing various management books in more than a dozen languages worldwide. Formulating many creative management solutions for the likes of Kraft, Caterpillar, and NASA, here is a look at some of the most notable Dale Dauten quotes.

“A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room.”

“Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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?”"

“Imagine choosing a job not on money or even on career advancement, but as part of a life worth living.”

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

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

“Job-interviewing is just a skill. Like any skill, some people have more of a predisposition for it than others.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“To get promoted, company executives need to be able to see you as one of them.”

“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.”

Here is an interview with Dale Dauten as he discusses the revolutionary method of promoting a healthy turnover based on his new book, “Great Employees Only.”

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