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  • "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
    Jack Welch (1935–), US former CEO and chairman of General Electric
    Source: Quoted in 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Business Communicators (Carmine Gallo, 2006)
  • "The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision."
    Lou Gerstner (1942–), US former CEO and chairman of IBM
    Source: Fortune (1997)
  • "Vision: Top management's heroic guess about the future, easily printed on mugs, T-shirts, posters, and calendar cards."
    Anonymous
    Source: Fortune (February 15, 1995)
  • "Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
    Joel A. Barker, US futurologist
    Source: Future Edge (1992)
  • "Dreams have their place in management activity, but they need to be kept severely under control."
    Arnold, Lord Weinstock (19242002), British managing director of General Electric Company
    Source: Financial Times (London) (December 30, 1989)
  • "Effective visions are lived in details, not broad strokes."
    Tom Peters (1942–), US management consultant and author
    Source: Thriving on Chaos (1987)
  • "Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission."
    Peter F. Drucker (19092005), US management consultant and academic
    Source: Adventures of a Bystander (1979)
  • "A zealous sense of mission is only possible where there is opposition to it."
    D. W. Ewing (1923–), US writer and editor of Harvard Business Review
    Source: “Tension Can Be an Asset,” Harvard Business Review (September–October 1964)
  • "A formal and orderly conception of the whole is rarely present, perhaps even rarely possible, except to a few men of exceptional genius."
    Chester Barnard (18861961), US business executive and management theorist
    Source: The Functions of the Executive (1938)
  • "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."
    Jonathan Swift (16671745), Irish writer and satirist
    Source: Attributed

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