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Marcille Gray Williams

  • Women tend not to rise to their level in incompetency in business, as suggested by the Peter Principle, because women are not automatically promoted as men are.

  • Hiring employees is often a bigger gamble than putting all your money on one number in Las Vegas. At least there, you know what you are betting on. When you hire an employee, all you know is what you think you're betting on, but in reality, you won't know the outcome for a few weeks or months. ... Usually, the higher the status of your employees, the longer it takes to evaluate their worth. ... You will know after a few days if a secretary will work out, but for a manager, this may take months.

  • I once heard a business lecturer say that if an executive makes just 50 percent of her decisions correctly, she can be successful. The key is to make them.

Marcille Gray Williams