Competency Quotes

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Jeff Lindsay
“Have you noticed how difficult it is just to get along in the world? If you're no good at all in your job, people treat you badly and eventually you will be unemployed. And if you're a little better than competent, everyone expects miracles from you, every single time. Like most of life, it's a no-win situation. And if you dare to mention it, no matter how creatively you phrase your complaints, you are shunned as a whiner.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter Is Delicious

Terry Pratchett
“The people who really run organizations are usually found several levels down, where it is still possible to get things done.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Nick Hornby
“He's at the chocolate teapot end of the competency scale.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

Terry Pratchett
“Take it from me, whenever you see a bunch of buggers puttering around talking about truth and beauty and the best way of attacking Ethics, you can bet your sandals it's all because dozens of other poor buggers are doing all the real work around the place.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Terry Pratchett
“The Assassin moved quietly from roof to roof until he was well away from the excitement around the Watch House. His movements could be called cat-like, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things.”
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your driver is on the steer, driving you and you can feel free to doze in the car; this is trust built on competence. Competence is to ensure that your actions put people's hearts at ease when things are in your hands.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Richie Norton
“A little conflict can create a lot of creativity.”
Richie Norton

Israelmore Ayivor
“Believe in yourself and relief yourself of the undue anxiety of feelings of incompetency. Leave worry aside and live with the hope that your dominion is not determined by people’s negative opinions!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Pearl Zhu
“The organization's long-term success is based on a set of differentiated capabilities and its core competency.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Capability: Building Lego Like Capability Into Business Competency

Israelmore Ayivor
“Dare to be competent. Competency is what makes everyone remain at peace when things are being handled by you. Watch yourself if everyone feels uncomfortable just because it’s you doing it.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

V.S. Parani
“When leaders lack expertise, nothing else works”
Captain VS Parani, Golden Stripes - Leadership on the High Seas

Miya Yamanouchi
“A good manager instills staff with self-confidence, teaches them to believe in themselves and helps them to realise their brilliance. Do not ever treat your staff with disrespect. It is competent until proven incompetent; not incompetent til proven competent.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Pearl Zhu
“The organization’s competency is based on a set of cohesive capabilities and how fast and effective they can be built upon.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Capability: Building Lego Like Capability Into Business Competency

“Anything you can do, but the computer can do it better than you. That's not a skill!”
Rafaa Khiari

Israelmore Ayivor
“The competency of people you mobilize to work with will determine the output you will receive. As a leader, always look for people who buy into your vision.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Frederick Winslow Taylor
“The search for better, for more competent men, from the presidents of our great companies down to our household servants, was never more vigorous than it is now. And more than ever before is the demand for competent men in excess of the supply.

What we are all looking for, however, is the readymade, competent man; the man whom some one else has trained. It is only when we fully realize that our duty, as well as our opportunity, lies in systematically cooperating to train and to make this competent man, instead of in hunting for a man whom some one else has trained, that we shall be on the road to national efficiency.

In the past the prevailing idea has been well expressed in the saying that “Captains of industry are born, not made”; and the theory has been that if one could get the right man, methods could be safely left to him. In the future it will be appreciated that our leaders must be trained right as well as born right, and that no great man can (with the old system of personal management) hope to compete with a number of ordinary men who have been properly organized so as efficiently to cooperate.

In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first. This in no sense, however, implies that great men are not needed. On the contrary, the first object of any good system must be that of developing first-class men; and under systematic management the best man rises to the top more certainly and more rapidly than ever before.”
Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management

Kailin Gow
“One competent go-getter is worth One Hundred incompetent do-nothings. - Kailin Gow, On Hiring a Winning Team”
Kailin Gow