Quotes in management

I would hope that American managers--indeed, managers worldwide--continue to appreciate what I have been saying almost from day one: that management is so much more than exercising rank and privilege, that it is much more than "making deals." Management affects people and their lives.

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

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

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"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. . .

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I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.

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Having no problems is the biggest problem of all.

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The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.

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The old-fashioned idea of a good manager is one who is supposed to know all the answers, can solve every problem himself, and can give appropriate orders to his subordinates to carry out his plans... A good modern manager is like a good coach who leads and encourages his team in never-ending quality improvement.

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Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense


A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.

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