First Quotes.

1. "Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

2. "True individuality can be lonely."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

3. "You cannot learn very much about excellence from studying failure."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

4. "People leave managers, not companies"
- Marcus Buckingham, First

5. "The talented employee may join a company because of its charismatic leaders, its generous benefits, and its world-class training programs, but how long that employee stays and how productive he is while he is there is determined by his relationship with his immediate supervisor."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

6. "The world you see is seen by you alone. What entices you and what repels you, what strengthens you and what weakens you, is part of a pattern that no one else shares. Therefore, as Mr. Wilde said, no two people can perceive the same "truth," because each person's perspective is different."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

7. "...every time you make a rule you take away a choice and choice, with all of its illuminating repercussions, is the fuel for learning."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

8. "In most cases, no matter what it is, if you measure it and reward it, people will try to excel at it"
- Marcus Buckingham, First

9. "Managers are encouraged to focus on complex initiatives like reengineering or learning organizations, without spending time on the basics."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

10. "to encourage people to take responsibility for who they really are. And it is the only way to show respect for each person. Focusing on strengths is the storyline that explains all their efforts as managers."
- Marcus Buckingham, First

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