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Top 80 Operational Transformational Quotes

Top 80 Operational Transformational Quotes

Let’s see famous Operational Transformational Quotes

More process, less innovation. More operations, less innovation. More management, less innovation. More entrepreneurs, more innovation.- Seth Godin

  1. Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.- Joy Gumz

  2. “Senior management is simply a flag bearer when a business decision is made. It is of no use unless others follow the flag.”​ – Eiji Toyoda, former Chairman of Toyota

  3. If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes about solutions.- Albert Einstein

  4. Working for excellence and not success is only invoking, invigorating, igniting, inspiring and indefatigable motivation within us to encourage, energize, enthuse, enrich and empower environment inside and outside”.  –Anuj Somany 

  5. “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” ~Vince Lombardi

  6. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

  7. “Top” management is supposed to be a tree full of owls-hooting when management heads into the wrong part of the forest. I’m still unpersuaded they even know where the forest is. – Robert Townsend

  8. “Rough waters are truer tests of leadership. In calm water, every ship has a good captain.”​ – Swedish proverb

  9. Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

  10. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers

  11. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude”. – Ralph Marston

  12. “The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.” ~Mark Zuckerberg

  13. “Give a man a fish you feed him for a day.  Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”​ – Chinese proverb

  14. “The starting point for improvement is to recognize the need.”​ – Masaaki Imai

  15. “Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.” ~Benjamin Franklin

  16. “As much as 95% of quality related problems in the factory can be solved with seven fundamental quantitative tools.”​ – Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa

  17. The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn but to unlearn. –Gloria Steinem

  18. “The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement”. –Aristotle

  19. “All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes.” ~Taiichi Ohno

  20. “Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world”. – TS Eliot

  21. A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. – Frank Herbert, Dune

  22. “To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time. ” ~Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.

  23. Commitment without understanding is a liability. – Oliver Wight

  24. If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. – Henry Ford

  25. Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership. – Peter Drucker

  26. “ Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”. – Aristotle

  27. To complicate is easy, to simplify is hard. To complicate, just add. Everyone is able to complicate. Few people are able to simplify. – Bruno Munari

  28. “When we fail to grasp the systemic source of problems, we are left to ‘push on’ symptoms rather than eliminate underlying causes.”​- Peter Senge

  29. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

  30. “If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence”. –Aristotle

  31. “It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.”  ~ Masaaki Imai

  32. A company can seize extra-ordinary opportunities only if it is very good at the ordinary operations. – Marcel Telles

  33. Process improvement programs are like teaching people how to fish. Strategy maps and scorecards teach people where to fish. – Robert S. Kaplan

  34. Consistent alignment of capabilities and internal processes with the customer value proposition is the core of any strategy execution.- Robert S. Kaplan

  35. Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  36. “No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation”.- Horace

  37. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting the first one. –Mark Twain

  38. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles Swindoll

  39. The mistakes are all there waiting to be made. – Savielly Tartakower

  40. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. –Thomas Edison

  41. “If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.” ~Steve Jobs

  42. “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision and action can change the world.”​ – Joel A. Barker, futurist

  43. “Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.” ~Shigeo Shingo

  44. “The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing.” ~Michael Porter

  45. “Learning is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.” ~ Edwards Deming

  46. “Everything can be improved.” ~Clarence W. Barron

  47. Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to success. – Robert J. Sawyer

  48. “Without a standard, there is no logical basis for decision making or taking action.”​ – Joseph M. Juran

  49. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. –George S. Patton

  50. The most dangerous kind of waste is waste we don’t recognize. –Shigeo Shingo

  51. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”​- Sir Winston Churchill

  52. “Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can”.- Chris Evert

  53. The only way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. –Winston Churchill

  54. “Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms”. –Samuel Johnson

  55. The only way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. –Winston Churchill

  56. Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection. – Mark Twain

  57. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”- Sir Winston Churchill

  58. “Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best”. –Marva Collins

  59. “Progress is impossible without the ability to admit mistakes.”​ – Massaki Imai

  60. “Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price”.- Samuel Johnson

  61. “The only thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.”​- Taiichi Ohno

  62. “It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves”. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  63. “Don’t look with your eyes, look with your feet. Don’t think with your head, think with your hands.”​- Taiichi Ohno

  64. If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. – David Viscott

  65. All progress occurs because people dare to be different. – Henry Miller

  66. “If you want small changes in life, work on your attitude. If you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.”​ – Stephen Covey

  67. “The purpose of an organization is to enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”​​- Peter Drucker

  68. Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

  69. Any approach to strategy quickly encounters a conflict between corporate objectives and corporate capabilities. Attempting the impossible is not a good strategy. It is just a waste of resources. – Bruce Henderson

  70. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

  71. “Everyone is creative, but we are only as creative as we allow ourselves to be.”​ – Martellus Bennett

  72. “Quality is free.”​ – Philip Crosby

  73. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

  74. “To suggest is to create. To define is to destroy.”​ – Garcia Lorca

  75. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. – Bill Gates

  76. “Most companies die from over-eating than from starvation.”​ – Dave Packard

  77. All organizations are perfectly aligned to get the results they get. – Arthur W. Jones

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