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Yes–Butters and Why-Notters

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I ran across an interesting post at Management Quotes.  Apparently it has been around for a number of years and unfortunately the source is not known.

Yes-butters don’t just kill ideas.

They kill companies, even entire industries.

The yes-butters have all the answers.

Yes but we’re different.

Yes but we can’t afford it.

Yes but our business doesn’t need it.

Yes but we couldn’t sell it to our workforce.

Yes but my boss might not like it.

Yes but we can’t explain it to our shareholders.

Yes but let’s wait and see-and drink some tea.

All the answers.

All the wrong answers.

Why-Notters move companies.

The next time you are in a meeting, look around and identify the yes-butters, the not-knowers and the why notters.

God bless the Why-Notters.

They dare to dream .

And to act.

By acting, they achieve what others see as unachievable.

Why not Indeed?

So find and support Why-Notters before the Yes-butters yes but you right out of business


Author: Kaizen Institute - India!

Kaizen Institute – India is part of the Global Kaizen Institute operations. Kaizen Institute was established by Sensei Masaaki Imai, the GURU of Kaizen. He wrote the 1st book 28 yrs ago and that is when it all started . We operate in 30+ countries today and have over 400+ coaches helping more then 600 organizations Learn, Apply, Sustain – Kaizen/ Operational Excellence. In India we have two physical offices – Pune & Ahmedabad and 27 coaches in all.

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