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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on ethics, excellence, exercise, and mediocrity

The only way we can develop muscle is through regular exercise. As soon as we stop stretching and working toward higher ethics, our standards start to sag. The muscle gets soft, and instead of excellence we have to settle for mediocrity. Maybe something even worse.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on excellence, reputation, and risk

High personal standards aren't enough for organizational excellence. You've got to be intolerant of low standards in others. . . . If you accommodate questionable practices in others who touch your organization, you risk soiling its reputation. Anybody whose hands aren't clean can get the place dirty.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on business, choice, quality, and time

As consumers we get more demanding all the time. We want better quality. We want it faster. And cheaper. Plus, we want more choices. Whoever comes along that can satisfy all these 'wants' gets our business.

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on accidents, achievement, conscience, ethics, excellence, money, talent, and technology

We can't achieve excellence through talent alone. Or merely by making technological improvements. We can't even buy our way to excellence, no matter how much money we have available to spend. More dollars will never do it. We have to develop a strong corporate conscience. Ethical muscle. And that doesn't happen by accident either.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on pain and pleasure

If you're unwilling to defer pleasure or endure some "pain" for now, are you likely to end up later deep in the hole?

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D.

As tough as it sometimes looks on the front end, it's easier to do right than undo wrong.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on courage and people

When you see people with "the right stuff," those who choose the right over the wrong or the "iffy," let them know you're proud of them. Encourage the courageous, so they'll have the will to carry on.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on ethics and funny

Ethical dilemmas have a way of sneaking up on a person. If something smells funny, stay away from it. Or help get rid of it.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on action, belief, ethics, and excellence

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on good, justice, play, and struggle

We can't win the struggle for high standards if we just talk a good game . . . we've got to play a good game.

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Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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