Where institutions in corporate America have, in fact, committed, you see the results. And where there is no commitment, the results are bad.
More Quotes from Vernon Jordan:What I know about this world is that white people will take care of themselves. And what I have learned is that if you are where they are on an equal basis, they cannot take care of themselves without taking care of you.
I'm here because I stand on many, many shoulders, and that's true of every black person I know who has achieved.
A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.
Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.
I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.
But there will come a time and a place to give back, and each individual will recognize that time and place.
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The world is but a perpetual see-saw.
Michel de Montaigne
At times those skills were really hard to do because not only was I having to contend with the camera, but I was having to learn these new skills and the ball was always kind of doing what you didn't want it to do. So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there.
Who wants to go to school and be asked for, like, 20 autographs?