Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Amen Elbert Hubbard!
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard
I remember an old boss of mine about 25 years ago taking me aside and telling me ‘we must not put ourselves in a position where we might be criticised.’
I was young and perhaps your ‘average corporate person’ I suppose and the language seemed appropriate.
I often think about that exchange and realise that his position was one which illustrated the culture of that part of my career quite well.
Nowadays as an older, more experienced manager and human being, I would not sign up to his words.
I would rather look at this Elbert Hubbard quote and commend it as the mission statement of any organisation that wants to see things improve.
Posted by Trevor Gay at 8:42 am