Personality at Work: The Role of Individual Differences in the Workplace

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Chapter 5

Personality and productivity

My two new assistants are incompetent dullards, so they should do very well in British Industry.

Michael Green

Well, we can’t stand around here doing nothing, people will think we’re workers.

Spike Milligan

Few people who do business well do nothing else.

Lord Chesterfield

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.

Rudyard Kipling

Work was like cats were supposed to be; if you disliked and feared it and tried to keep out of its way, it knew at once and sought you out.

Kingsley Amis

Visionary people are visionary partly because of the very great many things they don’t see.

Berkeley Rice

Behind every successful man there stands an amazed woman.

Anon

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad or very talented, or to find yourself in a rapid-growth field.

Edward de Bono

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain

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