"I practice a multidisciplinary approach. You can't really know anything if you remember only isolated facts. You've got to have models in your head and array your experiences—both vicarious and direct—on this latticework of models."
"I don't know that I, or anybody else, can be whole without engaging in the very dangerous exercise of trying to love oneself and love other people. Love isn´t mush, hugs, or butterflies. It's very serious business."
"I was raised in a family where everyone was treated equally, and it left a mark. Equity is important to me. But medicine is very hierarchical. I bring to the patient the same level of care and attention I'd want for myself."
"Imagine if throughout your life you are able to help change the lives of ten people, and they in turn change the lives of ten people, and those in turn do the same. It sounds audacious, but if you can positively change these ten lives, you really can change the world."
"Mentorship is mutual. The mentor must feel that they will get a deeply satisfying human experience out of building up somebody; the mentee must make a conscious choice that their mentor will impart life philosophy and professional wisdom."
“It’s about people, it’s about learning, it’s about culture, it’s about tribalism. The number one responsibility of a ‘tribal leader’ at WD-40 is the success of his tribe members. Full stop.”
CASE FOR GOODNESS
Leaders love to say that any organization is only as good as its people but tend to evaluate candidates and employees more by their measurable competencies than by their values and “softer” qualities.
Bestselling author Anthony Tjan is starting a movement to change the way we think and talk about goodness so that we can become better judges of people and develop more goodness in ourselves, in our organizations, and in others.
Good People will convince you that there is a hard truth in the “soft stuff” of business and life, and that choosing to work with good people is truly the only decision that really matters.
ANTHONY TJAN has been at the forefront of transformational change across organizations he has either built or advised, as well as a strategic counsellor to several leaders and public personalities. He is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as CEO of the Cue Ball Group – a people-first venture investment firm and is also the co-founder and chairman of MiniLuxe, a retail services brand looking to revolutionize the nail salon industry.