People can make lasting changes in themselves only through a commitment to a continuing discipline. For example, crash diets don't work, but a permanent modification of one's eating habits does. Visits to spas don't work (after they're over), but the daily practice of exercising, stretching, or weight lifting does. The same is true in management. Lasting change comes only from the adoption of sound management principles that are practiced on a continuing basis. There are no quick fixes.
- Richard Farson in Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership
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