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1000 Great Quotes for Business, Management and Training: Resistance


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is relationships.

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
Woodrow Wilson, US President (1856-1924)

"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones."
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones."
Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian political theorist (1469-1527)

"The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea."
Martin Luther King Jnr, US civil rights leader (1929-1968)

"Every advance in civilisation has been denounced while it was still recent."
Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, mathematician (1872-1970)

"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
W Edwards Deming, US statistician, author (1900-1993)

"The human mind treats a new idea in the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it."
Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born British biologist (1915-1987)

"Change is always a threat when it's done to people, but it's embraced as an opportunity when it's done by people."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, US academic, management author (b. 1943)

And finally, Murphy says...
"Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."

Previous quotes from the archive

April quotes: relationhips

March quotes: reflection

February quotes: recognition

January quotes: questions

December quotes: quality

November quotes: problems

October quotes: presentation

September quotes: predictions

August quotes: power

July quotes: possibility

June quotes: planning

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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