Kenneth I. Chenault quotes

  • Whenever I think about an issue, I always argue the opposite side of it. So, when I ultimately decide on a course of action, I've already been through all the conceivable scenarios, and I'm going to go for it.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #Leadership #Thinking #Opposites

  • Recognize that being one of the only black people in an organization, or just in a meeting, automatically makes you very visible. Use this to help yourself. Look at it as an opportunity, and leverage that opportunity by making a visible contribution.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #Leadership #Opportunity #Organization

  • Dedicate yourself to a core set of values. Without them, you will never be able to find personal fulfillment, and you will never be able to lead effectively.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #Leadership #Able #Fulfillment

  • It's not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive, but those most adaptive to change. Over the past 10 years, the need for, and focus on, adaptability has accelerated.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #Intelligent #Past #Years

  • Many people don't focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #Commitment #People #Focus

  • What's increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you're relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.
    -- Kenneth I. Chenault

    #People #Easier #Clear

  • What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • Think it over, think it under.

  • Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn't.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.

  • Persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should be adopted to influence the conduct of men. The opposite course would be a reversal of human nature, which is God's decree and can never be reversed.

  • Sometimes you can really serve well and win the match because of the serve. I have the opposite thing now, so it's kind of hard. I can just really play with my forehand and backhand.

  • The ethic of truth is the complete opposite of an 'ethics of communication'. It is an ethic of the Real The ethic of truth is absolutely opposed to opinion, and to ethics in general.

  • Anxiety is the fear that one of a pair of opposites might cancel the other. Forever.