Innovation Quotes

Innovation Quotes


These popular quotes related to innovation come from the Knowledge Center’s Quality Quotes collection.  

“The best leaders are apt to be found among those executives who have a strong component of unorthodoxy in their character. Instead of resisting innovation, they symbolize it.”

-  David Ogilvy


“Japanese management keeps telling the workers that those at the frontier [= front line] know the business best, and that innovation and improvement must come from the genba (where the action is).”

-  Kenichi Ohmae


“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

-  Theodore Levitt


“Quality improvement at a revolutionary pace is now becoming simply good management.”

-  A. Blanton Godfrey


“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

-  Will Rogers


“When we stop improving, we start to slip backward.”

-  H. James Harrington


“To achieve improvement at a revolutionary pace requires that improvement be made mandatory—that is become a part of the regular job, written into the job description.”

-  Joseph M. Juran


“Management’s job is not to promote satisfaction with the way things are but to create dissatisfaction with the way things are and could be.”

-  Edward M. Baker


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

-  Peter Drucker


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