Core Competencies Quotes
Top 10 Core Competencies Quotes
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The distinctive competence of an organization is more than what it can do; it is what it can do particularly
- Kenneth Andrews , pictured right, The Concept of
Corporate Strategy (1971)
But Pythagorus (c.570-495 BC), the Greek philosopher and mathematician, pictured right,
Attempt nothing above your strength!
The three tests to identify core competencies from C.K.
Prahalad, pictured right, and Gary
Hamel, pictured right below, in The Core Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review
A core competence provides potential access to a wide variety of markets
A core competence should make a significant contribution to the perceived customer benefits of the end
A core competence should be difficult for competitors to imitate.
A distinctive capability becomes a competitive advantage when it is applied in an industry and brought to a
- John Kay, pictured right, Foundations of Corporate
In the long run, competitiveness derives from an ability to build, at lower cost and more speedily than
competitors, the core competencies that spawn unanticipated products.
- C.K. Prahalad ,pictured right, and
Gary Hamel , pictured right below,in
The Core Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review article)
Every organization needs one core competency: innovation.
- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), pictured right, American
Core competencies are the glue that binds existing businesses, They are also the engine of new business
- C.K. Prahalad and
Gary Hamel , pictured right, in The Core
Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review article)
The real tragedy in life is not that each of us doesn’t have enough strengths, it’s that we fail to use the ones
- Marcus Buckingham, pictured right above,
and Donald Clifton, pictured right below, in Now, Discover Your Strengths (2001)
To realize the potential that core competencies create, management needs the imagination to envision markets
that do not yet exist.
- Gary Hamel, pictured right above, and
C.K. Prahalad , pictured right below, in Corporate Imagination and Expeditionary Marketing (1991 Harvard Business Review
An important element of the strategy of many successful firms has been the transformation of an initial
distinctive capability based on innovation or architecture to a more enduring one derived from reputation.
- John Kay, pictured right, in Foundations of Corporate
They get their strengths together and make their weaknesses irrelevant [talking about great companies],
- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American management writer,