Management Quotes

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.

Ronald Reagan

The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.

Agha Hasan Abedi

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

Peter F. Drucker

Make your top managers rich and they will make you rich.

Robert H. Johnson

Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.

Tommy Lasorda

A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.

Robert Townsend

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.

Pat Riley

Good managers have a bias for action.

Thomas J Peters

Poisoning rarely happens in a well-managed kitchen.

C. J. Cherryh

Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.

Henry Mintzberg

A manager is an assistant to his men.

Thomas J Watson

The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.

Reggie Jackson

Management that is destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative and it's essential that we have many people with initiative if we're to continue to grow.

Lewis Lehr

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

John D Rockefeller

The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.

Stephen R Covey
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