aeda, John with Becky Bermot. Redesigning Leadership. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011.

…courage is a noble form of stupidity that aids getting impossible things done.

Being prepared isn’t a matter of how much you practice. It’s about knowing that even if you fail, you won’t give up.

Doing right matters more than being right.

The primary challenge for a leader who is a natural doer is to discover the balance between the two; otherwise the specter of micromanagement can easily make a guest appearance.

Competency results in success results in complacency results in failure results in learning how to be competent again.

I’d rather be green and growing instead of ripe, ready to rot.

A leader’s job is to get people on board with his vision–and he’ll try whatever tools are at his disposal to do it.