Simply because a problem is shown to exist, it doesn't necessarily follow that there is a solution.
The winner is not always the swiftest, surest or smartest. It's the one willing to get up at 5:00 AM and go to the plant gate to meet the workers.
What's the difference between a good naval officer and a great one? Answer: About six seconds.
Most people spend their time on the "urgent" rather than on the "important."
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact, not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.
Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
There are only three responses to questions from the press: 1) I know and will tell you; 2) I know and I can't tell you; and 3) I don't know.
You learn in life there are few plateaus; you are either going up or down.