A mission statement is defined as 'a long awkward sentence that
demonstrates management's inability to think clearly.' All good
companies have one.
All good work is done in defiance of management.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but management won't
pay a penny for it.
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to
cover losses due to mismanagement.
Catching people doing things right is a powerful management concept.
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder
aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
Eighty percent of good management is hiring the right people. The other
20 percent is getting out of their way.
Engineering without management is art.
Every layer of management exists for the sole purpose of warning us
about the layer above.
I fire staff regularly, sometimes for no reason at all. Terror is a
marvelous, often underutilized management tool.
-(From the magazine Forbes FYI)
I learned about stress management from my kids. Every night after work,
I drink some chocolate milk, eat sugary cereal straight from the box,
then run around the house in my underwear screaming like a monkey.
I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the
modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That
would solve the entire problem of management.
If at first you don't succeed, try management.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of management.
It's a lot easier to fake good management than to fake good code.
It's vital for employees to accept the 'buy-in' process. That way
management has someone to blame when things go wrong.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership
determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Put an underdog on top and it makes no difference whether his name is
Russian, Jewish, Negro, Management, Labor, Mormon, Baptist he goes
haywire. I've found very, very few who remember their past condition
when prosperity comes.
-Harry S. Truman
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for
people to work.
Sometimes when I get direction from management I have to stop, take a
deep breath, and ask myself, 'What would MacGyver do in a situation like
The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of
management is that success equals skill.
The trick of management is finding people with the right demons.
When people stare at you in disbelief, do you repeat what you just said,
only louder and slower? Good, you're management material.
You cannot manage a man into combat; you must lead him. You manage
things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot
-Admiral Grace Murray Hopper