Just because everyone says it can't be done, does not mean that you can't do it.
Prove Them Wrong
If you learned it. Share it. / Someone, somewhere, still Doesn't Know it. / And they can learn from you.
W. Edwards Deming, "The New Economics" / "Is your organization a system?"
W. Edwards Deming, "The New Economics" / management should work on improvement of the process
W. Edwards Deming, "The New Economics" / A numerical goal accomplishes nothing. Only the method is important.
Works are accomplished, tasks are completed, and ordinary folk all say they are acting spontaneously. Thomas Cleary translation of Tao Te Ching chapter 17
When merits are accomplished and affairs completed, The people would speak of themselves as following nature. Tao Te Ching, Translation by Ch'u Ta-Kao, Chapter 37
Thus they accomplished all things with success ; and the people deemed their well-being to be the natural course of events. Aleister Crowley's translation of Lau Tzu's Tao The King from Chapter 17
Give teams the credit for success. Managers own the failures.