Lee Iacocca Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lee iacocca quotes, lee iacocca sayings, and lee iacocca proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.     

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In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.     

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Even a correct decision is wrong when it was taken too late.     

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What is it that you like doing? If you don't like it, get out of it, because you'll be lousy at it.     

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If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.     

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The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.     

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A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues.     

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I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.     

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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.     

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I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.     

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The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.     

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In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.     

Lee Iacocca

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.     

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Management is nothing more than motivating other people.     

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The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.     

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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.     

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Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.     

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Management is nothing more than motivating other people.     

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The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.     

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The one word that makes a good manager decisiveness.     

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The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.     

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The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness.     

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The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.     

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If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.     

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To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things.     

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There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.     

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There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.     

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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.     

Lee Iacocca

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.     

Lee Iacocca

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.     

Lee Iacocca