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Dee Hock

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    As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    If you go back to the first single-cell form of life, it clearly possessed the capacity to receive, to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    It won't do away with hierarchy totally, but the principal leader will be the person who most exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others, ever. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others, always. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months. Dee-HockDee Hock
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    Today, everything is accelerating change, with one incredibly important exception. There has been no loss of institutional float. Dee-Hock/">Dee Hock
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    What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction. Dee-Hock/">Dee Hock
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    With the capacity to communicate, immediately came the evolution of complex communities of organisms: hives, flocks, tribes, herds, whatever. Dee-Hock/">Dee Hock