Daniel Yankelovich quotes

  • Americans are quite skeptical about the goal of promoting democracy. People feel it's a desirable goal, but, from a commonsense point of view, both Republicans and Democrats have come to the conclusion that democracy is something that countries can only come to on their own.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Country #Views #Goal

  • Today, cultural and legal changes mean that individuals expect and demand a voice in decisions that affect their lives and often they have the power to undermine those decisions if they aren't allow their voice.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Learning #Knowledge #Mean

  • A new breed of Americans born out of the social movements of the 60s and grown into a majority in the 70s holds a set of values so markedly different from the traditional outlook that they promise to transform the character of work in America in the 80s.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Work #Character #America

  • More than seven out of 10 people have found The Landmark Forum to be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. To me, this suggests that The Landmark Forum addresses many of people’s most profound concerns how to improve their personal and professional relationships, how to be a more effective person, how to think productively about their life and goals.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Thinking #People #Profound

  • Employee participation programs and employee ownership are important efforts to deal with powerlessness at work.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Effort #Important #Politics

  • The act of collaboration must start with dialogue. You cannot build relationships without having an understanding of your potential partners, and you cannot achieve that understanding without a special form of communication that goes beyond ordinary conversation.
    -- Daniel Yankelovich

    #Communication #Understanding #Special

  • Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

  • Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.

  • A hero would die for his country, but he'd much rather live for it.

  • In Britain, you never get away from the fact that you're a foreigner. In the U.S., the view is it doesn't matter where you come from.

  • In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.

  • Bro Snow said I would live to see the time when brothers and sisters would marry each other in this church. All our horror at such an union was due entirely to prejudice and the offspring of such union would be healthy and pure as any other. These were the decided views of Pres. Young when alive, for Bro. S. talked to him freely on this matter.

  • Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief.

  • I've got the 30 drive right now. You turn 30, I don't know, life is exciting again; thirties is when you've got it all figured out. You start reaching some of your goals, and achieving some great things.

  • I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don't like surprises. I don't even like good surprises.

  • There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.

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