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" The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. He becomes fussy about filing, keen on seeing that pencils are sharpened, eager to ensure that the windows are open... "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 163
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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Monkey Business: why the Way You Manage is a Million Years Out of Date

Gary Johnson - Business & Economics - 1995 - 188 pages
...'happens to them'. C. Northcote Parkinson recognized this in his wonderful Parkinson's Law (1974): The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions...windows are open (or shut) and apt to use two or three different coloured inks. Why should people accept that if they don't experience success early in their...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. 3220 Parkinson's Law The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions...as important the decisions he is allowed to take. 3221 Parkinson's Law Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married. PARNELL...
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Making Meetings Work

Patrick Forsyth - Business meetings - 1998 - 72 pages
...inherent in Parkinson's Law that the man who is denied the opportunity to make important decisions begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. This is a fitting warning with which to end a review designed to focus, above all, on the constructive...
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Internal Control: A Manager's Journey

K. H. Spencer Pickett - Business & Economics - 2002 - 384 pages
...one of my favorite quotes from Professor C. Northcote Parkinson of Parkinson's law fame?" Bill read: The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions...take. He becomes fussy about filing, keen on seeing pencils are sharpened, eager to ensure that the windows are opened (or shut) . . .(3) "Thanks, Bill....
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The Business Ethics Activity Book: 50 Exercises for Promoting Integrity at Work

Marlene Caroselli - Business & Economics - 2003 - 293 pages
...customers do you feel they would appreciate having? "The man who is denied the opportunity of making decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to make. " — C. Northcote Parkinson In keeping with the Quality movement's definitions of "internal...
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50 Activities for Promoting Ethics Within the Organization

Marlene Caroselli - Business & Economics - 2003 - 350 pages
...customers do you feel they would appreciate having? "The man who is denied the opportunity of making decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to make. " - C. Northcote Parkinson POINTS OF INTEREST In keeping with the Quality movement's definitions...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse. Parkinson's Law ch. 6 (1957) 4 ing of the IsraelPalestine Declaration. Washington,...make peace with one's friends. One makes peace with o Parkinson's Law ch. 10 (1957) 5 Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married....
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Little Theories of Life

Peter FitzSimons - Humor - 2007 - 118 pages
...so as to fill the time available for its completion.' CYRIL NORTHCOTE PARKINSON Parkinson's Law II 'The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions...as important the decisions he is allowed to take.' CYRIL NORTHCOTE PARKINSON Erma Bombeck's Rule of Medicine 'Never go to a doctor whose office plants...
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