If You Want To Build A Great Organization, Read And Digest These Quotes

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A good quote has the power to change how we work. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes on how to create a great organization:

On productivity.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”- Paul J. Meyer

On planning.

We always plan too much and always think too little.”- Joseph Schumpeter, economist

On organizational learning.

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”- Jack Welch, former GE CEO

On strategy.

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”- Michael Porter

On prioritization.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”- Stephen Covey

On life.

There are three constants in life: change, choice, principles.”- Stephen Covey

On attitude.

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”- OG Mandiho,

On preparation.

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”- Alexander Graham Bell

On concentration.

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”- Alexander Graham Bell

On questioning.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”- Albert Einstein, physicist

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How To Answer “How Desperate Are You To Get This Job?” At An Interview

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When the interviewer throw this question at you, you should be ready to catch it. Don’t think it is not important to answer. It is important.

This is not the time to mess around, go straight to the point. Tell the interviewer what he or she needs to hear, not what you want the interviewer to hear.

The interviewer wants to know:

  1. Why you want the job?
  2. Whether you are ready to get going
  3. What attracts you to the job?
  4. Whether you are in for the wrong reasons
  5. Why they should hire you?
  6. If you have the right qualifications to do the job?
  7. If you will be a good fit for the job?

In your response, as I said before, don’t mess around when answering this question. Here are some things to think about when vomiting your answers to the question:

With REAL examples, tell the interviewer:

  1. What you like about the company and the job.
  2. Show the interviewer how your past experiences have prepared you for the job
  3. That you understand what it takes to get the job done.

Make sure you do more research about motivation to support this notes. For now, this is a good start.

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