The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.
Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.
Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of need.
You learn to be a leader by acting, by doing
You don't implement change easily in Japan unless you explain very clearly why you need to do this change, how you're going to do this change and what's going to be the outcome of this change. If you offset or you forget to explain one of these three steps you're not going to do it.
Employees are your most valuable assets. They are the heart and guts of a company. This doesn't mean that from time to time, you aren't going to do what is good for the company.
When you want to turn around a company, you want to make sure that the solution is coming from inside.
You don't build your character by doing what everybody else is doing.
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
Being a good leader today doesn't mean you'll be a good leader 10 years from now. You have to adapt to the times
I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example.
We don't know where the markets are going....we have to observe what's going down, see the trends, look at every vibration on the market, prepare the technology and jump when consumers start to think one way or the other
Don't believe what I say. Believe what I do.
Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had.
Our objective is to position Nissan in the top rank of the car industry. Until we get there, there will be no rest.
More and more, in any company, managers are dealing with different cultures. Companies are going global, but the teams are being divided and scattered all over the planet.
Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary.
The biggest enemy of management is indifference. It's when people don't give a damn
We don't want to be something for everybody, we want to be everything for some people.
I always loved cars. I don't know why, I can't explain it to you. It has always been with me.
If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day.
You'll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure.
To face deflation, you have to have people accepting it and not reacting to it.
You need to make sure that you are where you think you are indispensable. And dedicate your task to that.
As the CEO, I have to take care of the short term, mid term and the long term.
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