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Ricardo Semler

Datum narození: 1959

Ricardo Semler je brazilský podnikatel.

Citáty Ricardo Semler


„Smyslem práce není vydělávání peněz. Smyslem práce je umožnit pracovníkům, ať už dělníkům nebo ředitelům, mít dobrý pocit ze svého života“

„Profits must be judged as moral or immoral by how they are earned and how they are disposed. Without a new barometer, we are left with the old barometer—profit for its own sake, regardless of whether it is sustainable or ultimately ruinous. But over the course of a seven-day weekend when a reservoir of talent is tapped, a calling is found, a true, well-rounded definition of success is established, people may realize they’re working not for the money but literally working for and on themselves. And what a liberating realization that is.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works


„Este grupo (que inclui supervisores, chefias e diretores) tem uma particularidade unica - é um grupo constituido de profissionais que deixaram de ser empregados, mas não chegaram a virar patroes. Sao os Roberta Close da empresa.“

„At Semco, you are what you do, not what or whom you control.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„If we do not let people do things the way they do, we will never know what they are really capable of and they will just follow our boarding school rules“

„Intuition, luck, mistakes, serendipity—there you have four vital business concepts that every manager should know.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„The stress-free workplace that is most productive is the one where workers respect each other’s differences.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„On two occasions, the person I had chosen as airplane captain came through as environmental leader in this second exercise. These exercises reinforced my belief that leadership indeed depends on the situation. As circumstances change, leadership must change. A certain set of skills, instincts, and personality traits may be perfect today, but useless tomorrow.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works


„Exchanging the old boss for a new boss is not situational leadership. True situational leadership—flexible, effective, evolutionary—can only arise from self-management. And that means that situational leadership doesn’t change fundamentally with circumstances. It is always about giving up control.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„Even so, these symbols still cause quite a fuss. Thirty percent of all issues in organizations are what I call boarding school stuff: rewards and punishments, how to dress, what time to show up, how to address superiors, how to behave properly. Even worse, they include fodder for the “green-eyed monster,” jealousy, things like why somebody got a raise and somebody else didn’t, why she got the better client account, or why he was asked to join the board.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„The acting CEO cannot be blamed or credited for the company’s performance, and that makes the system independent of the CEO. Blame or credit falls on each manager and employee. The CEO should be the quarterback, not God. In a sense, it makes us like Switzerland, where many citizens have a hard time remembering their President’s name. Solidarity comes as a consequence of collective action, and not from one personality.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„Ou seja, total capitulação da empresa à força da greve. A empresa começa com cara de Rambo e termina com jeitinho de Clodovil.“ Virando A Própria Mesa


„But uncontrolled variables are what make dreams come true. If we change the way work works we can live the dream of work-life balance and sustainability.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„One good question and one good answer are services to all. A sure sign of a troubled company is one where employees don’t care enough to ask and, if that’s the case, they’ll never care enough to fully deploy their talent. Just as curiosity is an antidote to boredom and indifference, the informed are more likely to remain interested, engaged, and alive with purpose.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„But Zeca already felt something the older executives had yet to learn—that status, power, and even money are sometimes not enough to make a job interesting.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

„Advertisements with Semco’s name at the top ran in several newspapers asking for résumés via e-mail. Four hundred people replied. There were no rules for narrowing down the respondents. We didn’t want a list of requirements to limit our options, so the idea was to make the process highly intuitive and to follow our gut reactions.“ The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works

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