I would rather have a first-class manager running a second-rate business than a second-rate manager running a first-rate business.
I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low.
If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.
If sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone.
If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you'll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.
Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
Man is the principal syllable in Management.
Management by objective works — if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
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.
Management's job is to see the company not as it is… but as it can become.
Managers have traditionally developed the skills in finance, planning, marketing and production techniques. Too often the relationships with their people have been assigned a secondary role. This is too important a subject not to receive first line attention.
Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.
Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.