Douglas McGregor quotes

  • If you can predict the rate at which you create (or create and grow) qualified pipeline, and you know your average close rate(s), then you can start predicting your revenue.

  • What we call 'normal' in psychology is really a psychopathology of the average, so undramatic and so widely spread that we don't even notice it ordinarily.

  • The average man. The emergence of the concept.

  • The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness.

  • A man who has trained himself in goodness come to have certain direct intuitions about character, about the relations between human beings, about his own position in the world -- intuitions that are quite different from the intuitions of the average sensual man..

  • Risk is just an expensive substitute for information.

  • The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.

  • Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high.

  • Foolproof systems to not take into account the ingenuity of fools.

  • Ingenuity and incongruity always cheer me up.