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  • "Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be."
    Warren Bennis (1925–), US educator and writer
    Source: Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration (cowritten with Patricia Ward Biederman, 1998)
  • "The leader … is rarely the brightest person in the group. Rather, they have extraordinary taste, which makes them more curators than creators. They are appreciators of talent and nurturers of talent and they have the ability to recognize valuable ideas."
    Warren Bennis (1925–), US educator and writer
    Source: Interview, Strategy + Business (July–September 1997)
  • "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
    Stephen King (1947–), US writer
    Source: Quoted in the Independent on Sunday (London) (March 10, 1996)
  • "The world is filled with unsuccessful men of talent."
    Ray Kroc (19021984), US founder of McDonald's
    Source: Quoted in The Fifties (David Halberstan, 1993)
  • "An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."
    William Bernbach (19111982), US advertising executive
    Source: New York Times (October 6, 1982)
  • "Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."
    Marya Mannes (19041990), US essayist and journalist
    Source: Out of My Time (1971)
  • "All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise."
    Anne Brontë (18201849), British novelist and poet
    Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

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