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Quotes of the day: Management

Published Wednesday, March 05, 2014 @ 12:02 AM EST
Mar 05 2014


A mission statement is defined as 'a long awkward sentence that demonstrates management's inability to think clearly.' All good companies have one.
-Scott Adams

All good work is done in defiance of management.
-Bob Woodward

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but management won't pay a penny for it.
-Gerald Weinberg

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
-Dan Quayle

Catching people doing things right is a powerful management concept.
-Ken Blanchard

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
-Doug Larson

Eighty percent of good management is hiring the right people. The other 20 percent is getting out of their way.
-Scott Adams

Engineering without management is art.
-Jeff Johnson

Every layer of management exists for the sole purpose of warning us about the layer above.
-Scott Adams

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.
-Randy Glasbergen

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.
-Jean Giraudoux

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.
-Scott Adams

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-Peter Drucker

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

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.
-Peter Drucker

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 this?'

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

The trick of management is finding people with the right demons.
-David Carlson

When people stare at you in disbelief, do you repeat what you just said, only louder and slower? Good, you're management material.
-Scott Adams

You cannot manage a man into combat; you must lead him. You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership.
-Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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