Management Quotes

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

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

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

Stephen R. Covey

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

Stephen R. Covey

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

Peter F. Drucker

The smaller the function, the greater the management.

C. Northcote Parkinson

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

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

Peter Drucker

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

Henry Mintzberg

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

Agha Hasan Abedi

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

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

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

Stephen R Covey

Poisoning rarely happens in a well-managed kitchen.

C. J. Cherryh

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

Robert Heller

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

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