The difference in companies is people. I would rather have a first-class manager running a second-rate business than a second-class manager running a first-rate business.
Everyone loves success, but they hate successful people.
Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Success is that old ABC—ability, breaks and courage.
There is no success without hardship.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
This book is an attempt to provide a critical, comprehensive and contemporary review of the management science, psychological and sociological literature at the interface of personality theory and occupational psychology/organizational behaviour (OP/OB). The focus of the book, as the subtitle suggests, concerns the role of individual differences in predicting, and determining, behaviour at work.
It might come as a surprise to any reader that, just as occupational