Effectiveness Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods

Dorothy Day
“Don't worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.”
Dorothy Day

Criss Jami
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Stephen R. Covey
“To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (production) and the health and welfare of the goose (production capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Bessel van der Kolk
“Because drugs have become so profitable, major medical journals rarely publish studies on nondrug treatments of mental health problems.31 Practitioners who explore treatments are typically marginalized as “alternative.” Studies of nondrug treatments are rarely funded unless they involve so-called manualized protocols, where patients and therapists go through narrowly prescribed sequences that allow little fine-tuning to individual patients’ needs. Mainstream medicine is firmly committed to a better life through chemistry, and the fact that we can actually change our own physiology and inner equilibrium by means other than drugs is rarely considered.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Jacques Ellul
“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.”
Jacques Ellul

Henry Mintzberg
“Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition”
Henry Mintzberg

Maria V. Snyder
“Move back,” the man on the left ordered Valek. “Or I’ll skewer your friend.”

Valek considered the threat. “Do you plan to wound, maim or kill him?” he asked the guard.

“Threats should be specific in order to have the maximum impact.”

The man just stared at him.

“Skewer is just too vague. I think if you say, ’Stand back or I’ll stab him in the stomach,’ then I have an idea about how serious you are. After all, Leif’s stomach is his favorite body part so that’s a decent threat.”
Maria V. Snyder , Ice Study

Toba Beta
“Do what you want that works.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“I'm not in the redemption business”
Larry Correia, Monster Hunter International

Pooja Agnihotri
“A successful organization will always have an effective two-way communication system where information can easily flow from one level to another.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Pooja Agnihotri
“Effective two-way communication is responsible for building the trust in a company and keeping the employees happy.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

“Our work activities are perhaps most interesting when the element of competition is present.”
Ralph Alfred Habas, The Art of Self-Control

“To bring relevance to people, you have to be able to speak their language effectively”
Sunday Adelaja

“Time utilization and effectiveness is a major marker for success”
Sunday Adelaja

“You can only be fulfilled and accomplished in life when you effectively maximize yourself”
Sunday Adelaja

“Consider your time valuable and manage it effectively and efficiently.
Don’t waste it. Produce high-quality products that will inspire others.
Make it a point of duty to add value to your work during the progress.
Don’t settle to less; make it your best, strive to win the test!”
Joseph S. Spence Sr.

“To be productive, effective and to live a life of understanding and wisdom is not to waste time”
Sunday Adelaja

“Time should be assessed as seconds, minutes and hours so as to be maximized effectively”
Sunday Adelaja

“To work for God effectively, you have to expand and stretch yourself”
Sunday Adelaja

“You have to discover how best you can manage your time to carry out your work effectively”
Sunday Adelaja

“The fundamental challenge of ancient man was to be wise. The fundamental challenge of medieval man was to be holy. The fundamental challenge of modern man was to be effective. The fundamental challenge of contemporary man is not to be ridiculous.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is a waste of time not to do the most effective, useful, or important thing you can do.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Erica Bauermeister
“The fragrance started off bright and happy, fresh-cut grass and sunshine, iced hibiscus tea, the best of a Sunday afternoon. Lavender and rose released their sweetness into the air so serenely you knew there was not a weed within ten yards of them. The scents filtered out through the store, and as Victoria and I watched, the customers began putting down their phones, looking about with greater interest, smiling at one another.
"Well, you certainly made them friendly," Victoria said.
I just smiled.
The fragrance began to deepen. Vanilla, the clarion call of mothers in aprons and after-school cookies warm from the oven. The women's expressions softened.
Your life can be like this, the fragrance said. Your children will love you.
Then, slowly, lazily, in came the scent of jasmine.
Victoria tilted her head. "Hello, troublemaker," she said.
It floated out across the room, heavy and sensual, the essence of beautiful, younger women. Women who birthed children and wore bikinis within a month, or worse yet, never had children at all, their stomachs taut, their breasts ripe. Women who drew the wandering eyes of husbands.
Then, even as the customers began shifting away from each other with polite, nervous smiles, there came another scent, lurking inside the jasmine, where it always waited- a touch of indole. A trail that led you downward, into the dirt.
But not enough- the fragrance was still too sweet. It hovered in the store, off-kilter.
"Hmm," Victoria said, her eyebrows pulling together.
"Wait," I said.
The want of balance was like an ache in the air. The fragrance reached out, searching, begging for completion. It didn't want sweet. It didn't want nice.
And then, out of the skin, the sweat, the very heat of the women's thoughts, came the missing base note. Keen edged as a knife, it rose to meet the sweetness.
Jealousy.
As we watched, one of the women picked up a cashmere throw and clutched it to her chest. Another sat down on a leather couch, her arms spread out like a claim jumper. Mine.
"Brilliant," Victoria said, stifling a laugh. "Absolutely brilliant.”
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

Erica Bauermeister
“Cinnabar- orange blossom, clove, lily, a touch of patchouli." She ticked the ingredients off. "That woman picked her perfume in college in 1978, and she's worn it ever since." She looked over at me and smiled. "She thinks it defines her. She's right. And that one." She nodded toward a woman standing by the leather boots in the shoe department. "Roses and gin, one of those boutique perfumes. She likes the joke of it, but she's more traditional than she'll ever admit. I bet she has plenty of fantasies she never acts on."
It was like the game I used to play, back when I read the bedsheets in the cottages at the cove, tried to figure out who the guests were, what they wanted.
As we started up the escalator, a woman in her midsixties passed us going down, trailing a wake of fresh oranges behind her.
"Did you know," Victoria said over her shoulder, "that if you put men in a room with just the faintest smell of grapefruit, they tend to think the women around them are six or seven years younger than they actually are?”
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

“Buying a product or a service is not procurement, that is purchasing. “Procurement” is more multifaceted! “Procurement” will assess needs, define requirements, comb the market and onboard vendors against set criteria. “Procurement” solicits for proposals in formal fashion and allows for a fair competitive ethical environment. “Procurement” contracts based on value for money and maintains full accountability and transparency. To deliver goods and services in the right quality from the right source, at the right price to the right destination at the right time in the quantity and in the right way is not purchasing. All that requires a broad range of strategies, which in one word means “procurement”!”
Victor Manan Nyambala

“Buying a product or a service is not procurement, that is purchasing. “Procurement” is more multifaceted! “Procurement” will assess needs, define requirements, comb the market and onboard vendors against set criteria. “Procurement” solicits for proposals in formal fashion and allows for a fair, competitive, and ethical environment. “Procurement” contracts based on value for money and maintains full accountability and transparency. To deliver goods and services in the right quality, from the right source, at the right price, to the right destination, at the right time, in the right quantity, and in the right way is not purchasing. The portfolio of strategies required to deliver value for money can be summed up in one word “procurement”!”
Victor Manan Nyambala

Frank Sonnenberg
“Measure progress — not the time that you’re working.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

Robert Venturi
“Seeing what is not effective is effective for understanding what is effective.”
Robert Venturi, Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time

Anath Lee Wales
“good time management requires shift in focus from activities to results, being busy isn't the same as being effective, ironically the opposite is always closer to the truth”
Anath Lee Wales, your life can be changed.: the true guide to become a change maker!

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