Ralph J. Cordiner Quotes
We need from every man who aspires to leadership-for himself
and his company-a determination to undertake a personal
program of self-development. Nobody is going to order a man
to develop .... Whether a man lags behind or moves ahead in
his specialty is a matter of his own personal application. This is something which takes time, work, and sacrifice. Nobody can do
it for you.
When it's over it should be over. When a man is no longer at risk, he loses touch. I think these fellows who think they have some long-term right to dignity and salary and expense accounts and company planes are all wrong. On December 21, 1963 I walked out of there and said that's it: no office, no secretaries. Nothing.