“The most that any organization can give you is a stage.
The singing you do yourself.®“
– Francis S. Dammers
Francis S. Dammers, the late co-founder and officer of Hunter Douglas, Inc. was a true renaissance man and a model for the best leadership qualities. I was fortunate to have him as my mentor and his wisdom continues to guide me.
I can still hear his voice, in a deep Dutch accent, responding to a question about how an enterprise can best support individual performance and accountability. His response became our leadership philosophy, performance model and eventually, brand:
“The most that any organization can give you is a stage. The singing you do yourself.®”