Rosabeth Moss Kanter

United States
Born on 15 Mar 1943
Professor of Business

Quotes



Working cooperatively is crucial because you can't count on the power of your position anymore; you have to count on the power of your ideas.
People who are making decisions about the future often don't have access to some of the best ideas in the company, which may be at the periphery or at lower levels.
There's nothing more demoralizing than having nobody notice good performance...the successful culture is one that provides constant recognition and applause. At the same time, it breeds a restless dissatisfaction that keeps you challenging yourself to a higher and higher performance.
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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