Monday, June 25, 2007

Best-Ever Entrepreneurship Quotes: Week 38

Here's for your motivational Quote of the Week, specially selected to get your week off to an empowering start.

"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."

British Prime Minister Tony Blair,
who steps down this week after 10 years in office.

There's an irony to this quote: had he not agreed to join the War on Iraq, Tony Blair would probably not be stepping down now. But that's not the point. I chose this quote because one of the hardest jobs for all entrepreneurs is to focus their attention -- and their teams' -- on just a few priorities, and firmly say "no" to the rest.

In focus lies success - even if it means deferring other good ideas, possibly forever.

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