Management Quotes

Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.

Peter Drucker

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. . .

Peter F. Drucker

The smaller the function, the greater the management.

C. Northcote Parkinson

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work

Peter F. Drucker

The sport of choice for the urban poor is basketball. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is bowling. The sport of choice for front-line workers is football. The sport of choice for supervisors is baseball. The sport of choice for middle management is tennis. The sport of choice for corporate officers is golf. Conclusion: The higher you are in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

Unknown

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Kin Hubbard

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.

Ted W. Engstrom

All time management begins with planning.

Tom Greening

When a management team with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

Warren Buffett

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

Warren Buffett

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Robert Heller

Instead of forming new words I recommend to you any kind of artful management by which you may be able to give cost to old ones

Horace

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.

Peter F. Drucker

Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.

Colin Powell

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

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Lee Iacocca

Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers.

Donald Rumsfeld

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen R. Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Stephen R. Covey

The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.

Charles Tremper

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Senator Soaper

I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.

Louis E. Boone

No business in the world has ever made more money with poorer management.

Bill Terry

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