Walter Wriston

United States
3 Aug 1919 // 19 Jan 2005
Banker

Quotes



From leaders, we need clear, consistent and honest attention to the identity of the organization. Identity shows up in our actions, our visions, our relationships inside and out of the organization. Identity gets deepened as we do the work.
In organizations where people trust and believe in each other, they don't get into regulating and coercing behaviors. They don't need a policy for every mistake... people in these trusting environments respond with enormous commitment and creativity.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays