Mary Kay Ash
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Smart people instinctively understand the dangers of entrusting our future to self-serving leaders who use our institutions.. whether in the corporate or social sectors.. to advance their own interests.
Make your top managers rich and they will make you rich.
Robert H. Johnson
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
H. S. M Burns
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen R Covey
Catch someone doing something right.
Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
The way you see them is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is the way they often become.
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
Focus on a few key objectives ... I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I'm really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.
Our mission statement about treating people with respect and dignity is not just words but a creed we live by every day. You can't expect your employees to exceed the expectations of your customers if you don't exceed the employees' expectations of management.
Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . ; Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.
A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.
John Le Caré
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things
The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.
Some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I've worked with over a sixty-five-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses.
Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.