Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
A business exists to create a customer
Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction, and malperformance
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work
Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . .
Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed