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|chApteR 3 The Sad Costs of Mediocrity and the Spectacular Rewards of |
Leadership Mastery Only the mediocre die always at their best. Real leaders are
always improving—and raising their bar on how superbly they can perform and
|... when she finally blew her top. I, in turn, no doubt felt put upon by her |
complaints, seeing them as indictments of my capacity as provider. ... Well, "only
the mediocre are always at their best," as Jean Giraudoux noted. Notwithstanding
my own ...
|—Unknown 65 The only reasonsome peopleget lostin thought isbecause it's |
unfamiliar territory. —Paul Fix 66 Only the mediocre are always at their best. —
Jean Giraudoux (1882–1944) 67 I'm going to speak my mind because I have
Robert Byrne - 1988 - 460 pages
|6 5 The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar |
territory. Paul Fix 6 6 Only the mediocre are always at their best. Jean Giraudoux
( 1882- I944 ) 6 7 l'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose.
|are—which of course includes most people—the more certain they are that the |
problem of their competence and/or their performance is not their problem. ... As
has long been known—it is only the mediocre who are always at their best.
|Describing one's school as “average” or “good” leads to a form of stagnation that |
is the antithesis of effective leadership. Principals' minimal ... As W. Somerset
Maugham said, “Only mediocre people are always at their best.” True school ...
|Slumps. and. Bumps. on. the. Road. to. Winning. Only the mediocre are always at |
their best. Somerset Maugham 1 hey say no sailor ever became great on a calm
sea. I know that's true, but when you're the sailor and the boat's rocking plus ...
|But there are minds which always remain on the outside, as it were, of great |
poetry--which cannot make it fit into their groove, and connect it ... Nor is it only
because it is within their compass that mediocre poetry is a good thing for women
|Look at the lumber of retty hands which find it absolutely necessary to take )fl' |
their goves, and which are always wandering up to the .'ace in ... Or, if the :
andsare onl mediocre, the rings are handsome, and diamonds iparkle as we 1 in
a church as anywhere else. And though one rows .... the four first-class
Performera-first-olass, we mean, when fit and at their best-there was thus only
Hannah left. We have ...
John Durham Peters, Peter Simonson - 2004 - 552 pages
|Very few gifted people are always at their best. Everyone ... many years of |
Hollywood from their typewriters, only to turn out mediocre plays and novels
which resemble far more the movie scripts on which they had made their million,
than their ...