Quotes About Management

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“I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.”
Robert Michaels MD - 2007 - Graduation Speaker

Stephen R. Covey
“Start with the end in mind. ”
Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Tina Fey
“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Theodore Roosevelt
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt

John C. Maxwell
“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
John C. Maxwell

C.S. Lewis
“I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."

[From the Preface]
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Kim Harrison
“Most of the upper management of I.S. were undead. I always thought it was because the job was easier if you didn't have a soul.”
Kim Harrison, Dead Witch Walking

Robert Conquest
“The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.”
Robert Conquest

Peter F. Drucker
“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker
“What's measured improves”
Peter F. Drucker

Scott Adams
“You can change only what people know, not what they do.”
Scott Adams, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment

Peter F. Drucker
“People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”
Peter F. Drucker

P.G. Wodehouse
“Employers are like horses — they require management.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Carry on, Jeeves

Brad Szollose
“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.”
Brad Szollose

Peter F. Drucker
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
Peter F. Drucker

Paul Hawken
“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”
Paul Hawken

Peter F. Drucker
“People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete - the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no longer are.”
Peter F. Drucker

Lorne Michaels
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.”
Lorne Michaels

“Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be. Effective leaders allow great people to do the work they were born to do.”
Warren G. Bennis, Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration

Tom Northup
“No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, its learned not inherited.”
Tom Northup

Marcus Buckingham
“In the minds of great managers, consistent poor performance is not primarily a matter of weakness, stupidity, disobedience, or disrespect. It is a matter of miscasting.”
Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham
“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.”
Marcus Buckingham, First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

Tom Northup
“All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things.”
Tom Northup

37 Signals
“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”
37 Signals, Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application

Henry Mintzberg
“Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet”
Henry Mintzberg

Toba Beta
“Anger can be managed to become
emotional content that raises power.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Leash the anger on purpose.
Unleash it when falling apart.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Paul Orfalea
“Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future.”
Paul Orfalea, Copy This!: Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies

Michael Crichton
“His management philosophy, tempered in his rain-dancing days, was always to give the project to whoever had the most to gain from success--or the most to lose from failure.”
Michael Crichton, Congo

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