Management Quotes

"Top" management is supposed to be a tree full of owls-hooting when management heads into the wrong part of the forest. I'm still unpersuaded they even know where the forest is.

Robert Townsend

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.

Edward Abbey

Man's greatest advances these last few generations have been made by the application of human intelligence to the management of matter. Now we are confronted by a more difficult problem, the application of intelligence to the management of human relations. Unless we can advance in that field also, the very instruments that man's intelligence has created may be the instruments of his destruction.

Sir Norman Angell

It is, of course, merely a truism to say that war, like other social or political evils, is the outcome of the bad management of human society, which is, in its turn, due to certain errors or deficiencies. But our task is to discern the sort of error or deficiency.

Sir Norman Angell

The producer. This is a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.

James Agate

Clearly, if it possible to have a self-regulating system that implicitly arranges its own stability, then this is of the keenest management interest.

Anthony Stafford Beer

Management problems are not respecters of the company organization, nor of the talents of the people appointed to solve them.

Anthony Stafford Beer

Certain management policies-stretching of credit resources, for example-may lead to great progress in good conditions; but, like the Grand Prix car in comparison with the Land Rover, they may not be robust enough to survive when the going gets tough.

Anthony Stafford Beer

The aim of management science is to display the best course of action in a given set of circumstances, and this must include all the circumstances.

Anthony Stafford Beer

A stochastic process is about the results of convolving probabilities-which is just what management is about, as well.

Anthony Stafford Beer

Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content.

Anthony Stafford Beer

We want industry to be in the public sector, to change the power structure of our society...We have not yet carved out of public enterprise a wide enough area of management decision which ought properly to be brought within the ambit of the workers themselves.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.

Hans Blix

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