Frederick W. Smith

A Quote by Frederick W. Smith on judgment

Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves-and by which they are willing to be judged.

Frederick W. Smith

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A Quote by Frederick W. Smith on managers, men, and work

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.

Frederick W. Smith

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A Quote by Frederick W. Smith on ideas, management, order, service, and students

A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.

Frederick W. Smith

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A Quote by Frederick W. Smith on effort, government, and growth

I paid every effort to seek deregulation throughout FEDEX's start-up and expansion periods, because the biggest impediment to our growth was the government regulations that restricted new entry into the air cargo market.

Frederick W. Smith

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