— Ordway Tead
Recently often attributed to Ordway Tead.
Attributed to Antony Jay in older sources, see: Public Administration Review (1977). Vol. 15. p. 20.
Also called "Jay's Laws of Leadership", see: Paul Dickson (1999) The official rules and explanations. p. 33. This source states:
Jay's Laws of Leadership
#Changing things is central to leadership, and changing them before anyone else is creativeness.
#To build something that endures, it is of great importance to have a long tenure in office-to rule for many years. Quick success can be achieved in a year or two, but nearly all great tycoons have continued their building much longer.