Take It From Lee Iacocca: ‘Motivation is Everything’
Words of Wisdom from the legendary Chrysler executive: "Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people."
Where have all the leaders gone? That’s not only a valid question in our contemporary Gilded Age — it’s also the title of a 2007 book by retired Chrysler executive and best-selling author Lee Iacocca (b. 1924). Iacocca is best known for rising through the ranks of the Ford Motor Company in the mid-20th century, reviving a nearly dead Chrysler during the 1980s, and authoring a best-selling autobiography in 1984. He is commonly regarded as one of the greatest CEOs in American history.
The following quote is an excerpt from Iacocca: An Autobiography:
“Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.”
Below, Big Think expert and retired pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page explains how Iacocca indirectly helped him overcome dyslexia: