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    The course of business shapes public opinion.
    — Marvin Bower
    tags: opinion  business 
     
    Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered what I call the fact-founded, thought-through approach to decision making.
    — Marvin Bower
    tags: decision  facts 
     
    A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge.
    — Marvin Bower
    tags: people  business 
     
    The difference between a leadership and a command company can be very great indeed, because in a hierarchical situation, people who have concerns about reactions against themselves would simply not put forward negative information.
    — Marvin Bower
    Leading fosters a working atmosphere that stimulates an open exchange of ideas and fosters dissent. People should show a genuine concern for one another and treat one another with fairness, as peers and friends. With such an atmosphere it should be a pleasure to come to work.
    — Marvin Bower
    tags: people  work  friends  pleasure  ideas 
     
    People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills.
    — Marvin Bower
    A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence.
    — Marvin Bower
    I believe that leaders and leadership teams working together in a proper design will run the business more effectively than by hierarchical, command-and-control managing. But I can't prove that. And there are no models.
    — Marvin Bower
    There is no such thing as business ethics. There is only one kind - you have to adhere to the highest standards.
    — Marvin Bower
    If you are not willing to take pain to live by your principles, there is no point in having principles.
    — Marvin Bower
    tags: pain  live 
     
    Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing.
    — Marvin Bower
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